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Defamation: Libel and Slander

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Your reputation is your brand. One’s reputation is a result of the opinions of others, and it can be easily damaged whether it is a business-related or personal image.

 

Defamation, be it libel or slander, can alter one’s public identity in a moment’s time and must, therefore, be handled with speed.

 

In general terms, libel tends to be a more permanent form of defamation, usually appearing in writing. It consists of any communication “without justification or lawful excuse which is calculated to injure the reputation of another by exposing him to hatred, contempt or ridicule.” In the same vein, slander is the verbal manifestation of this injury.

 

You do not have to be famous to have a reputation worth protecting. The Internet has increased opportunities for spreading untruths about the reputations of organizations or individuals .

 

In recent years, social media has created personal brands and public relation issues for anyone with an online image. Your reputation matters and when someone defames you, we understand that swift and decisive action needs to be taken to protect it.

 

We are Kamloops based lawyers practicing in defamation law who recognize that no matter who you are or how large or small your business, your reputation is important. We know how to protect and defend your reputation. If you have questions or think someone may have harmed you or your company’s good name, you can rely on Hauer and Company.

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