Defamation legally is a false statement or communication made to others about another person that causes emotional or financial harm. This harm may include damage to an individual’s or business’s reputation, as well as mental anguish and distress. Some statements such as accusing one of a crime or impugning a professional status is presumed damaging, and is recoverable without specific proof of damages.
Defamation occurs when the defamatory statements are made orally or in print such as in a newspaper or magazine. Internet defamation occurs when a person publishes such statements online.
Be advised that the Indiana Constitution protects your reputation against defamation.
Defamation cases can be challenging to prove and involve overcoming legal defenses which make it necessary to have an experienced advocate on your side.
Our experienced defamation attorneys at RileyCate, LLC have successfully litigated numerous cases involving injury to reputation and can assist you with your claim.