Defamation and false light
If another person or entity makes an injurious statement about your reputation or personal life, you may pursue a defamation claim or a false light claim. A claim of defamation may stem from an injurious statement made against any person. The statement need only be made to at least one other person. It is important to note that if the statement in question is true, a claim for defamation will not be successful.
A false light claim is similar to a defamation claim, with a few key differences. A statement subject to a false light claim must be made it to a public audience; for example, a newspaper article or a social media post. A false light statement also only needs to imply injurious elements, whereas a defamation claim involves clear statements.
Your reputation is critical to your professional life, your role in the community, and your personal affairs. To protect yourself from harmful claims against you, consult with Soroka & Associates to discuss your options and decide which path is the best for you.
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