Defamation, Libel or Slander Law

Naples attorneys specializing in Defamation, Libel & Slander

The definition of defamation is the communication of false information to a third party about an individual or business, which then affects that person’s or business’ reputation. This can include recorded or printed material, called “libel,” or verbal untruths, called “slander.” A very real byproduct of such false information can cause irreparable harm to a person’s reputation, as well as cause serious damage to his or her personal life and career.

Slander and libel are often particularly harmful when committed by an employer or former employer. Employees, however, who are the victim of defamation, may file a lawsuit to recover damages caused by these false statements as well.

Slander may be as simple as someone repeating gossip or can be deliberately malicious lies spoken to a third party. Libel is a much broader category as it may include anything written, recorded, or printed, even those “printed” digitally.

For more information regarding our business lawyers in Naples specializing in defamation, libel and slander, call 239-774-2229.