Iam going to provide you information on both slander and libel since they are soclosely related and so often confused with each other.
Bothinvolve the communication of false information about a person, group or entity.Libel is any defamation that can be seen....writings, printing, effigy, movieor statue. Slander, is any defamation that is spoken and heard.
Theyare civil injuries that harm reputation, cause a reduction in respect, regardor confidence, or cause disparaging, hostile or disagreeable opinions orfeelings against an individual or entity.
Thelaws regarding libel and slander are the same.
Toprevail in a defamation suit for libel or slander and recover damages, a person("Person A") must prove 4 things: (i) another person ("Person B") conveyed adefamatory message they knew or should have known to be false; (ii) thematerial was published (i.e., conveyed to someone other than Person A); (iii)Person A can be identified as the personreferred to in the defamatory material; and (iv) Person A suffered an injury toPerson A's reputation as a result of the communication.
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