Defamation: Libel & Slander
Defamation is false communication about a person, made to other people, that tends to hurt the person's reputation. This script discusses defamation, including libel (defamation with a permanent record) and slander (defamation that is spoken). It also covers defences to a defamation lawsuit.View website
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- The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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- January 2016 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
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