Read up on how defamation laws protect certain people from damaging statements (slander) or published works (libel), and how a related civil lawsuit would work.

Libel and slander fall under the larger umbrella of defamation law. Libel is written defamation, and slander is spoken defamation. But what is defamation?

Defamation is a false statement someone makes about you, which is published (or spoken) as a statement of fact, and which harms your personal and/or professional reputation or causes you other damages.

In this section, you'll find articles covering the wide array of issues that come up in these unique, and complicated, civil cases.

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