Slander - Libel - Defamation
Defamation, or making untrue statements that injure another's reputation, is legally actionable. Also called slander or libel, depending on what form the untrue statement takes, defamation can be an issue in employment disputes, insurance claims, and business conflicts.
Defamation and slander can hurt you and damage your business. Don't hesitate to talk with a lawyer.
Clients come to the Roseville, California, law firm of Anthony J. Poidmore seeking relief from the problems caused by a defamer. If a defamer or libeler has damaged your business, your ability to obtain insurance, or your employment status, contact his law office. Call (916) 367-0802 for an initial consultation
Defamation in employment, business, and insurance
Anthony J. Poidmore handles
wrongful termination, interference with business operations, and insurance bad faith matters.
These can involve legal issues such as:
- Interfering with contractual relations between businesses
- Initiating false rumors about a business rival
- Spreading false accusations in order to justify terminating an employee
- Interfering with another's economic advantage
- Retaliation after sexual harassment charges
Complexities of defamation and slander cases
Defamation cases can be tricky. The plaintiff needs to prove that the lies were intentional and spread with the intention of harming him or her. The plaintiff must also show that they have been damaged by the false statements. Expressing an opinion is usually not actionable, although the difference between merely stating what you believe and making statements of fact can be hard to prove.
Speak with an attorney who can advise you about taking action after libel and slander
That is why people who believe they or their businesses have been materially harmed by defamation should contact an experienced lawyer to advise them about their options. Not all negative statements are libelous. It often requires an attorney who understands the distinction between making statements of belief and assertions of fact to determine whether you have been defamed.
Anthony J. Poidmore has years of litigation and trial experience. He understands the subtleties of defamation cases. Contact him to learn about your options.