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What is Defamation?

Litigation By Binnall Law Group - 2024/02/28 at 12:07pm

Defamation. It means something different to everyone, usually involving high profile celebrities, but what is defamation? Put simply; defamation is a false statement that harms a person or their reputation. Defamation is a tort, a type of civil injury recognized in American law.   Defamation law allows someone injured by a false statement to hold the speaker (or writer) accountable for their words by recovering money damages. While the legal elements of defamation vary slightly state by state, in general, a person can recover in defamation if they show by greater weight of the evidence, meaning any amount above a 50% […]

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