Defamation is the intentional publication of a statement of fact that is false, unprivileged and has a natural tendency to injure or that causes special damage. Defamation can be extremely damaging to the reputation of an individual. A victim of defamation can suffer serious damage to their career and personal relationships.
Defamation is serious, and our California defamation attorneys have many years of experience assisting victims of defamation to seek out justice
There are two main types of defamation: libel and slander. The difference between the two is primarily the manner in which the publication is made and transmitted.
Libel is a form of defamation in which the defamatory statements are made in writing. This includes but is not limited to books, newspapers, pamphlets, emails, text messages, social media posts, reference checks, or other forms of written communications. Libel can also extend to visual implications such as photography, videography and auditory publications made on the radio or in a soundbite.
Slander refers to spoken words that are considered defamatory. These are observed and heard by one or more third parties.
Defamation can occur in a variety of situations—both in professional and social settings.
Examples of situations in which defamatory statements can occur include:
The attorneys at Mancini & Associates are standing by to help and will do their best to help repair the damage to your reputation and to obtain compensation and justice for you.