Defamation: Understanding the Varying Degrees of Certainty

Defamation: Understanding the Varying Degrees of Certainty | Aaron Pierce

Only takes 5 minutes to read!  When someone makes false accusations against, or statements about, another and transmits them to others by written word or word-of-mouth, and those statements damage the reputation, character, or integrity of that person, the person harmed may recover damages from the person or entity who made the false statements. Said another way, defamation is communication of a false statement that harms a person or business. More specifically, slander is spoken defamation and libel is written defamation, which can include drawings.

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