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Thank you for your patience.In my opinion, no it is not depending on the circumstances. Defamation requires:1) A false statement made negligently or intentionally by the defendant about the plaintiff
2) To a third party or parties3) Resulting in damagesAssuming the facts included are true (e.g., there were paint drips, the entire garage door was not painted) that is not defamatory because truth is always a defense.Opinion is not defamation, but merely saying something is an opinion doesn't make it defamatory. Courts look at whether a reasonable reader or listener could understand the statement as asserting a statement of verifiable fact. (A verifiable fact is one capable of being proven true or false.) This is determined in light of the context of the statement. A few courts have said that statements made in the context of an Internet bulletin board or chat room are highly likely to be opinions or hyperbole, but they do look at the remark in context to see if it's likely to be seen as a true, even if controversial, opinion ("I really hate George Lucas' new movie") rather than an assertion of fact dressed up as an opinion ("This painter doesn't know what he's doing, I think because he must be a drunk").So, saying something like "He doesn't take pride in his work", is in my opinion -merely the person's opinion, and would not be considered defamatory.
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