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Have You Been Defamed? Part IX

Once you have determined that no privilege bars your claim for defamation, you must then look and see if any other defenses unrelated to privilege apply. First, if you were to consent to the statement’s publication, regardless of whether it was defamatory, and...

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Have You Been Defamed? Part VIII

Another issue that must be considered in a defamation action is whether the statement is actionably disparaging. Generally, it is obvious whether a statement is “negative” and could bring the subject into disrepute. However, just because a statement is negative does...

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