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Defamation Libel And Slander Law Lawyers In West Point Arkansas

West Point is a town in White County, Arkansas, United States. David Hamilton, 74, has been mayor "since 1972 except for two years he missed for cancer surgery," according to an article in the Searcy, Arkansas newspaper The Daily Citizen ("Mayors bring politics, leadership to ground level" by Warren Watkins, 27 January 2007). “My great-grandfather landed at West Point in 1865 from a steamboat, and homesteaded 160 acres (0.65 km) of land by building a log house,” Hamilton said. The same article gives the West Point population as 208. Incorporated in 1858, West Point marked its sesquicentennial in 2008. According to local legend, cited by the mayor, the town was in the running with Little Rock to be the site of the state capitol.

What is defamation libel and slander law?

Defamation is any statement, whether written or oral, that injures the good name or reputation of another person. For a statement to be defamatory, it must not be true.

A defamation designed to be read is libel. Libel also may include harmful statements in a fixed medium, especially writing but also a picture, sign, or electronic broadcast.

An oral defamation is slander. Slander is a harmful statement in a transitory form, especially speech.

Answers to defamation libel and slander law issues in Arkansas

The term defamation refers to a false statement made about someone or some organization that is damaging to their...