Hello friend. My name is XXXXX XXXXX welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and, (2) there may be a slight
delay between your follow ups and my replies.If I stick to this script above and do not waver. Would I be at any risk of slander?
The answer is no
Slander is verbal defamation
and libel is written defamation - they are two sides of the same (defamation) coin.
In order to recover for defamation, a plaintiff must allege and prove that the defendant made false, defamatory statements of or concerning the plaintiff, which were published to a third person, causing injury to the plaintiff's reputation. Hall v. Publishing Co., 46 N.C.App. 760, 266 S.E.2d 397 (1980)
The elements simply do not exist here. There was no falsity stated about the institution at all. Ergo, this in itself is not actionable as defamation.
I hope this helps and clarifies.
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