Defamation

Defamation

Defamation is the act of harming the reputation of another by making false statements to a third person.  Social media such as Twitter and Facebook has truly widened the audience and hastened the speed at which defaming material can be spread.  Defaming material can spread to thousands of people in a matter of minutes and that material can usually never be fully erased.  Defamation can affect one’s position with their family, friends, employers, co-workers, and position in the community.  If you have been defamed in your profession, the effects may be far reaching and economically devastating.

Typical Law Governing Defamation

There are two different categories of defamation: libel and slander.  Slander is the publication of defamatory matter by spoken words.  Libel is the publication of defamatory matter by written words.

In order to recover money damages from someone that defamed you, you must show that the defendant (person who defamed you) published the statements concerning you to a third party, the statements were false, the statements were defamatory (negatively impacting your reputation), and the defendant acted negligently, recklessly, or intentionally when he published the statements.

Call Red Law For A Consultation

Our office welcomes new clients and will always provide you with a friendly and professional attorney that will be happy to discuss your case with you.  If you’d like to discuss your injuries that resulted because of someone defaming you and a potential lawsuit with a Red Law attorney, please call us at 801-4770-RED or email us at contact@redlawutah.com.  In a consultation with a Red Law attorney, your attorney will provide you with a professional opinion of your case, how Red Law can help you, and a rough time frame for your potential lawsuit.