What is Defamation?

When it comes to defamation, there are two different types. When someone says something false about an individual that can be damaging to his or her reputation in the community, or deter people from doing business with that person, then it is considered slander defamation. If the false statement is published by a third party, such as in a newspaper, in an online blog, or social media post like Facebook or Twitter, then it is considered libel defamation. If defamation can be proven, then the individual that has been defamed may be entitled to monetary compensation. However, defamation can be tricky, and comes with a lot of gray area.

If you believe that you have been the target of slander or libel defamation, contact our offices to discuss your options. There are many nuances of defamation cases that can be a challenge to navigate, such as the law of the state in which you live, the state of the accused defamer, and more.

Don’t settle for misinformation being spread about you that can damage your reputation and interfere with your ability to provide for your loved ones. Contact the offices of Barth, Ballenger and Lewis today to discuss your case.