What are my defenses to a Virginia Defamation suit? Are there any defenses to defamation in Virginia?
WHAT IS DEFAMATION? “In Virginia, as in other states, the law of defamation historically has protected a basic interest. The individual’s right to personal security includes his uninterrupted entitlement to enjoyment of his reputation” Gazette Inc. v. Harris, 229 Va. 1 (1985). Our litigation team at Fox and Moghul focus on the complex area of
Have you and your business partner recently severed ties? If you two did not end your business partnership on amicable terms, you may be fearful of defamation. A person’s right against slander may outweigh another person’s right to free speech. In other words, your ex-business partner does not have a right to say malicious and
A lot of questions surround defamation, particularly about how it applies to businesses. It a nutshell, defamation is communication with the intent to damage another individual’s or entity’s reputation. To legally qualify as defamation, the claim(s) must be false and expressed to a third party. There are two types of defamation–libel is defamation in the
What does business to business defamation look like? Many are familiar with personal defamatory acts, but how does it play out between corporations? Here are some elements of business defamation and how the state of Virginia categorizes libel and slander. The Power of Reputation Reputation is arguably the most important asset a company has. When
Freedom of speech is an integral part of American society and a constitutional right. However, false statements against another individual can lead to a civil defamation lawsuit. Defamation is a blanket term that covers any statement that hurts a person’s reputation or good name. Defamation law encompasses more than simply hurt feelings as a result