The origins of the United States' defamation laws pre-date the American
Revolution; one influential case in 1734 involved John Peter Zenger and
Defamation law, for as long as it has been in existence in the United States, has
had to walk a fine line between the right to freedom of speech and the right of a ...
Defamation law tries to balance competing interests: On the one hand, people
should not ruin others' lives by telling lies about them; but on the other hand, ...
Defamation Law falls under Tort Law. It refers to false statements about a person,
communicated as fact to one or more other persons by an individual or entity ...
The Bloggers' FAQ on Online Defamation Law provides an overview of
defamation (libel) law, including a discussion of the constitutional and statutory
Under the common law, private defamation claims were actional per se, meaning
that a defendant could be held liable for saying something that defamed the ...
In the United States, federal defamation law is closely tied to the First Amendment
. As a result, federal slander and libel laws are more defendant-friendly in the ...
Defamation of character is an offense for which a complainant may be eligible to
bring another party to civil court. There are two types of defamation: spo.
Defamation of character is a term that is used to describe when false statement is
written or spoken about an individual with the intent of harming or slan.
defamation. n. the act of making untrue statements about another which damages
his/her reputation. If the defamatory statement is printed or broadcast over the ...