Business Defamation In 2 Minutes...Or Less
You can get a temporary restraining order to remove damaging accusations from the Web. Read about this and other business defamation law factoids in our infographic.Go To The Infographic »
Negative statements are not defamatory. Unprivileged, harmful, negligent, false statements of fact are.
The Difference Between Slander and Libel
Slander and libel represent the two sides of a defamation coin. In simple terms: slander is spoken defamation; libel is written defamation. To get an overview of United States business defamation law, click through to the definition section.
Is there a difference between business defamation and trade libel?
Are business defamation and trade libel the same thing? Not exactly. Trade libel is a type of business defamation, but business defamation doesn’t always fall under the trade libel umbrella. For example: if an employer makes a false statement of fact about an employee's termination, and said employee sued, the case would be a business defamation case, even though it doesn’t involve a product or service.
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Is a lawsuit the only way to remedy an online reputation attack?
Is a lawsuit the only way to get defamatory statements removed from the Web? No. Many online business defamation cases are resolved within weeks. But understand: We’re not talking about dodgy situations in which people use lawsuits to silence the awful truth. We’re talking about legitimate actions against legally defamatory statements.