Slander is a type of defamation. Slander is a false oral statement that causes damage to a person’s reputation.
Slander can be a cause of great emotional distress in the nature of shame and abandonment by colleagues and friends. Slander can also cause economic damages, particularly when it is related to a person’s business.
The professional handling of a case of slander is crucial, because there are many defenses to slander. First and foremost, defamation means a false statement. Truth is a defense. California has statutes for mass media that require demands for retraction. Jury instructions vary as to what must be proved depending upon whether the victim is a public figure or a private figure.
At the Broderick Law Firm we are equipped to deal with the intricacies of claims of defamation in the form of libel and slander. Call our lawyers Katrina Saleen and Timothy Broderick at 650-857-9000 for a FREE consultation and see if you have a case.
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