Libel and slander are both considered defamation. Libel is defined as defamatory statements made in a printed medium such as a newspaper or magazine, whereas slander includes false statements made orally. Libel can be exceptionally damaging to an individual’s or business’s reputation because numerous people can read the false statements.
In today’s technology driven environment, libel often occurs on the Internet. False statements made online can reach an enormous audience quickly, resulting in severe damage to your reputation. This Internet-based defamation is a relatively new concern, and we offer expertise to help when libelous statements are made about you or your company online.
Whether you are dealing with libel or slander, when false statements or communication causes emotional or financial harm, a defamation case can be made. This harm could include:
- Damage to an individual’s or business’s reputation
- Mental anguish and distress.
Defamation cases can be challenging to prove and involve overcoming many legal defenses, which makes it invaluable to have an experienced advocate on your side. Our experienced defamation attorneys have successfully litigated numerous cases involving injury to reputation and can assist you with your claim.
Principal Member Will Riley served as lead trial counsel in a recent defamation case against State Farm Insurance that resulted in a $14.5 Million Dollar Verdict for our client.
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If you feel that you are a victim of defamation thru libel or slander, it’s important to take steps to hold the individual accountable for their false statements. To schedule an initial case evaluation, contact us online or via phone at 1-800-905-2856 or (317) 633-8787.
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