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 us at 650-857-9000 for a FREE consultation and see if you have a case.
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