Personal Injury Law

Slander

Slander

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Slander is defined as the speaking of false and defamatory remarks that may cause harm to another person’s reputation, character, or means of livelihood. Under Florida law, the elements of a slander claim are as follows: (1) the defendant produced a false remark (2) about the plaintiff (3) to a third party (4) and the falsity of the statement caused harm to the plaintiff.

Due to the fleeting nature of spoken word, it is crucial to be able to provide at least one witness who can attest to the slanderous nature of the remarks. In proving that a statement was slanderous, it is important to show that at least one person who heard the remarks took those remarks to mean something that could hurt the victim’s reputation.

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