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Defamation
Defamation is the act of injuring a person's reputation by making a false statement. A defamatory statement can be made in one or two ways: by Libel or by Slander. Libel is a defamatory statement published in writing while slander is a verbal statement.

Elements:

  1. Publication of a statement of fact;
  2. Statement referring to an identifiable person;
  3. Statement is defamatory;
  4. Statement is false.

The truth is a defense to defamation. Call Law Offices of Robert Dourian if you have any questions regarding defamation of character.

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