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I was transferred to a new store, the replacement manager made

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I was transferred to a new store, the replacement manager made remarks to a vendor that I did not know how to run a business and was running that location to the ground. Is that grounds for slander
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Unfortunately, the statements you have described would typically not give rise to a valid cause of action for slander. This is because, in order for a statement to be slanderous, it must be a statement of fact, not a statement of opinion. A statement that someone "doesn't know how to run a business" is probably a statement of opinion because it is subjective and not demonstrably true or false. Reasonable people could disagree as to whether someone can run a business well. On the other hand, a statement that "Bob was convicted for heroine possession" is either true or false.

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