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If your personal reputation or professional career has been damaged due to false statements presented by others as fact, find help with Super Lawyers.
Defamation cases hinge on truth versus opinion.
Your defamation attorneys specialize in civil law and can help separate fact from opinion, and determine whether or not your case has merit.
If the alleged defamer has an “absolute” or “qualified” privilege for making such statements, filing a defamation lawsuit may not be possible.
Absolute privilege, for example, exempts a person from liability for potentially defamatory statements made during certain types of legal proceedings among high government officials or political speeches or broadcasts.
A qualified privilege, on the other hand, means that a person making a defamatory statement may have had some right to make that statement.
Context for qualified privilege may include governmental reports, legislative proceedings, courtroom testimony, when permission was granted, and many other specific situations.
Your defamation lawyer will help determine the merits of your case, cultivate facts and evidence to prove your case, and represent you during negotiations or court proceedings.
Use Super Lawyers to help with your defamation case today.
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