Defamation is the transmission of lies by another to a third party which causes harm. However simple that sounds, these cases can be difficult to prove. It is important that you note the time, place, manner (that is, whether it was yelled across the room, posted online, in the newspaper, etc.) and who was present when the statement was made. If the statement is online, you need to take a screenshot of it and write down the URL, date, and time when you saw the comments so that it can be found later.
Next, it is important to hire a lawyer who understands the intricacies of defamation litigation to present your case in court.
If you believe that someone has spread lies about you, Contact Us to evaluate your case – and don’t forget to bring your notes.