Sometimes words can cause measurable financial harm, despite what the childhood “sticks and stones” saying might convey. Defamation is when one party deliberately makes a false or misleading statement with the intention of damaging another party’s reputation. Libel is written defamation, and slander is spoken defamation. Defamation can cause an individual or organization to suffer serious harm to their reputation, resulting in economic and non-economic losses. However, the burden of proving that the defamatory statement was intentional and caused meaningful harm can be challenging, which is why it’s vital you seek help from an experienced attorney.
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