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Defamation Libel And Slander Law Lawyers In Yarmouth Maine

Yarmouth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, located approximately ten to fifteen miles north of Portland, the state's largest city. Its population was 8,360 at the 2000 census. Yarmouth is part of the Portland–South Portland-Biddeford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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 Maine

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