Defamation is a type of personal injury that can compromise a person’s reputation, business, and interpersonal relationships. Strictly speaking, defamation is defined as the communication of a statement that may give an individual, business, product, group, government or nation a negative image.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by a reckless party, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss the details of your case.

Libel and Slander

Most cases of defamation fall into one of two categories:

  • Libel ‘ Written defamation, which can take the form of a magazine or newspaper article, letter, email, or other internet publication.
  • Slander ‘ Spoken defamation, which can occur on a person-to person basis, or be publicized via the television, radio, or internet.

In order to be convicted of defamation, it is generally required that the claim be proven false, and that the publication is communicated to someone other than the claimant; however, there are exceptions. In some cases, the claimant can argue that the statement misrepresents them, consequently placing them in a ‘false light.’

Other Forms of Defamation

Other acts which are classified as defamation under Tort Laws include:

  • Disclosure of private information, such as medical and financial records
  • Malicious prosecution, such as taking a person to court out of anger, not a legitimate claim

Mistreatment like this can be very harmful. As a result, it can also be grounds for legal action to protect your name and receive fair compensation.

Contact Us

If you or someone in your family has suffered from defamation, contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today. Our team of experienced professionals can help you get the information you need. Call 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.