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.