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What is the legal definion of defamation?

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What is the legal definion of defamation?

QuestionsWhat is the legal definion of defamation?
Mayanne asked 50 years ago

I wrote an honest review of a business, the business threatened to take me to court for defamation unless I remove the review? Can they do that?

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Guest answered 7 months ago

To prove prima facie defamation, a plaintiff must show four things:

  1. a false statement purporting to be fact;,
  2. publication or communication of that statement to a third person,
  3. fault amounting to at least negligence,
  4. damages, or some harm caused to the person or entity who is the subject of the statement.

State-Specific Elements are different.

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