Libel versus Slander Lawyers

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What's the Difference between Libel and Slander?

Libel usually takes the form of a written down statement injuring your reputation while slander is an oral expression. Libel can thus be thought of as defamation by sight while slander would be defamation conveyed by sound. However, most courts consider modern broadcasts, such as movies, television, and radio, as libel.   

Why Does the Distinction Matter? 

Do I Need a Lawyer as the Victim of Libel or Slander?

Both libel and slander are serious offenses that can cause irreparable damage to a person’s reputation. However, libel and slander are not easy to prove because there may not be any physical evidence to prove the harm. A lawyer will be able to assess your case and determine if there appears to have been an incident of libel or slander, whether the harmful statement classifies as slander or libel, and what your compensable damages are.

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Last Modified: 11-14-2014 04:10 PM PST

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