Woodland Hills Defamation Attorney

Woodland Hills Defamation Attorney

Defamation is no laughing matter, despite being minimized or dismissed as light-hearted. False accusations, lies, and misleading comments can have a detrimental effect on your life. You could be entitled to compensation if said in humor or with malicious intent.

At JML Law, we understand the serious impact of defamation on the workplace. If you have suffered negative consequences due to falsehoods, consult with a Woodland Hills defamation attorney today. The dedicated lawyers of JML Law have represented defamation victims across the state for over 40 years. Schedule a free evaluation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800.

How Defamation Is Defined In California

Defamation is the act of damaging another party’s reputation, whether by publishing false information or verbally spreading lies. Injured parties often suffer ridicule, humiliation, or harassment. A workplace can quickly descend into a toxic environment.

Under California law, defamation is classified as follows;

  1. Libel refers to false, disparaging information published or written using a third party. Forms of published communication could be a newspaper, social media, or workplace email.
  2. Slander refers to any spoken communication that damages a person or company’s reputation and good standing.

Spoken communication presents certain challenges when presenting evidence. Consulting with an experienced defamation lawyer in California is paramount to the success of your case.

A Knowledgeable Defamation Attorney Can Help You Meet All The Elements Of Your Claim

Defamation cases are complex and require superior investigative skills to gather key evidence. At JML Law, our attorneys will interview witnesses, research and obtain documents, and consult with experts to assess damages accurately.

Blog posts, social media, and emails are all sources of defamation. Bank accounts, rejected bids for work, or being passed over for a promotion can be used to establish the extent of harm caused by the defamation.

The most common forms of evidence introduced in defamation claims include the following;

  1. Testimonial evidence: Oral or written support of your claim, usually attributed to witnessing statements
  2. Documentary evidence: Printed material, often from emails and social media account posts
  3. Physical evidence: Tangible objects, like a newspaper or magazine
  4. Demonstrative evidence: Illustrative evidence that implies the defamation, as in a timeline showing when the initial slander or libel took place and the negative consequence afterward

The dedicated attorneys of JML Law will ensure all supportive documents establish the elements of your defamation case, including;

  1. That there is a publication of a statement of fact, not an expressed opinion
  2. The information is false
  3. The information is unprivileged
  4. That the false information is damaging to the plaintiff’s reputation and good standing
  5. That the defendant is responsible for the false information and statement of fact

What Is California’s Statute of Limitations for Defamation

In California, victims of slander and libel have a one-year filing deadline from when the first statement is made. If you or your business has experienced repercussions from false information, contact a libel and slander attorney in Woodland Hills today.

Are There Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations

While California law is typically very strict on the statute of limitations, a few circumstances qualify for an exception. It is important to consult a knowledgeable attorney when you become aware of slanderous or libel statements.

Some exceptions to a defamation case statute of limitations may be;

  1. If the victim were unaware of the libel, slander, or any facts, that would have caused the person to suspect that false statements had harmed them.
  2. If the victim was a minor and was not legally able to make any decisions at the time of the defamatory statements
  3. If the allegedly responsible party left the state before the claim could be filed

How Could A Woodland Hills Defamation Attorney Help Me Disprove False Statements

At JML Law, our defamation lawyers are committed to obtaining justice for those whose careers and reputations have been adversely affected by workplace accusations and untruths. When you hire one of our attorneys to bring a defamation lawsuit on your behalf, we pledge to apply the full extent of our legal expertise to ensure you are compensated for:

  1. Pain and suffering endured as a result of the defamation
  2. Punitive damages, which are intended to penalize your employer for their part in the defamation or for failing to prevent it
  3. Any other costs you have incurred as a result

Speak with a Woodland Hills defamation attorney today and schedule your free initial consultation by calling JML Law today at 818-610-8800.

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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you find yourself unjustly charged with defamation against another party,

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