Whenever one individual makes false accusations against or statements about another and “publishes” those statements (by transmitting them up to a alternative party by written term or person to person), and those statements harm the reputation, character or integrity of the individual, the prospective associated with the statements may recover damages through the individual who uttered the false statements. Such statements are called defamation of character.
There are two main kinds of defamation
- Libel: Libel is really a defamation that is written, such as for example in a newsprint, mag or on the net.
- Slander: Slander is just a defamation this is certainly orally posted, such as for example in a message, throughout the airwaves, or perhaps in casual discussion. Continue reading “False Accusations— Defamation of Character by Libel or Slander”