Have You Been Defamed? Part VI

Have You Been Defamed? Part VI

Except for the litigation privilege in defamation matters, by far the most common privilege encountered will be the “conditional” or “qualified privilege.” These privileges exist when, for policy reasons, a speaker should be encouraged to speak but for which the...

Have You Been Defamed? Part V

Have You Been Defamed? Part V

If the absolute privilege applies (see 6/21 blog: Have You Been Defamed? Part IV), you can say anything you want about someone else for any reason and you cannot be held legally accountable for defaming that person’s character. Perhaps the most common absolute...

EMPLOYEE  FIDUCIARY DUTIES

EMPLOYEE FIDUCIARY DUTIES

Employers often require employees to enter into non-compete agreements as a condition of employment. Typically, these non-compete agreements regulate employees’ activities after their employment terminates but may also establish limits on the employees’ competitive...

HAVE YOU BEEN DEFAMED? PART IV

HAVE YOU BEEN DEFAMED? PART IV

Another thing you need to consider before bringing a defamation action is whether or not the statements were “privileged.” Even if a statement is completely false, defamatory, and would otherwise be actionable, the law provides for certain “safe harbors” to make...