Question: What are the legal elements which must be proven in a defamation, libel or slander lawsuit?
Answer: Defamation can occur in written form (libel) or spoken form (slander). In order for a plaintiff to prove defamation of character for either libel or slander claims, the person defamed must prove the following.
Different states handle defamation claims in different ways. Some states have anti-SLAPP laws which allow a defendant accused of defamation to file an early motion to dismiss and shift attorney fees to the plaintiff if the court determines that the goal of the Plaintiff in filing the lawsuit was to inhibit free speech or intimidate the Defendant.
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