Libel and Slander
Defamation law involves the interception of important rights and values, most notably balancing the protection of the reputation of you or your business with freedom of expression. Libel is defamation through the written word. Slander is defamation through the spoken word.
Virtually anyone can disseminate information to a broad audience through the internet. We bring our clients a sophisticated understanding of the latest technologies which, increasingly, are the means by which defamatory statements are published.
Deciding whether to sue in defamation, or how to respond to a defamation lawsuit, involves careful strategic considerations. Our lawyers have extensive expertise in all aspects of defamation law including litigation and litigation strategies, media strategies, and pre-publication review. We regularly act for plaintiffs and defendants, including politicians, professionals, corporations, charities, not-for-profit organizations, media organizations, and others.
For inquiries about a defamation matter, please contact Odette Soriano or Jean-Claude Killey.