Civil suits for defamation of character can be brought if a plaintiff can establish that a statement was made about him that was published, false, injurious and unprivileged, according to Nolo. Specific laws vary by stat... More »

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Defamation of character is a legal term that comes into play when one person makes a false statement about another person. For a statement to rise to the level of defamation of character, it must be false and cause harm,... More »

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You can bring a lawsuit for defamation of character if you can establish that a statement was made about you that was published, injurious, false and unprivileged, Nolo explains. The laws vary by state, but these four el... More »

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You can bring a lawsuit for defamation of character if you can establish that a statement was made about you that was published, injurious, false and unprivileged, Nolo explains. The laws vary by state, but these four el... More »

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Defamation of character occurs when someone makes statements about another person that are injurious, false, unprivileged and published, according to Nolo. Public figures usually have to prove statements are also made wi... More »

To bring a cause of action for defamation, the law requires the victim to prove that the injurious statement was published, false, caused an injury and was not privileged, according to Nolo. Defamation refers to any stat... More »

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Grounds for libel and slander require the plaintiff to prove the defendant made a defamatory statement about the plaintiff, the defendant publicized the communication to a third party and the publisher acted negligently ... More »