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I need some information regarding defamation. The State of.

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I need some information regarding defamation.

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The State of Washington

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I would like to look at filing a complaint regarding slander.

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Ok, thank you. What are the requirements to file a slander lawsuit?

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According to the WA courts, a private individual, who is neither a public figure nor official, may recover actual damages for a defamatory falsehood, concerning a subject of general or public interest, where the substance makes substantial dangers to reputation apparent, on a showing that in publishing the statement, the defendant knew or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known that the statement was false, or would create a false impression in some material respect. See: Taskett v. KING Broadcasting Co., 86 Wn.2d 439, 456-59, 546 P.2d 81 (1976)

So, to file a suit for defamation, those are the elements you need to prove. Publishing means making a the statement to third parties.

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