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If someone defames me or spreads false information about me,

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If someone defames me or spreads false information about me, my company or my products, in an attempt to harass me and/or interfere with my business and/or cost me business, and I sue for damages, does the losing party have to pay for court costs and my attorney fees?
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Slander requires showing false statements made to another causing harm to reputation and financially. It is an expensive and time consuming lawsuit. Consider also if the defendant has any money to collect assuming you succeed and obtain a judgment. Often a lawyer letter leads to the slander to stop and is more cost effective. To find local counsel to represent you, see

If a lawsuit is filed and one prevails, the court can also award court costs. Legal fees are usually not awarded.

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