Scotland, in St. Mary's County, Maryland, is a small town near the southernmost end of the state, on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. There is a boys' summer camp, operated by a police department. Nearby are the tiny town of Ridge and Point Lookout beach, the former site of a Civil War prison camp.

Defamation Libel And Slander Law Lawyers In Scotland Maryland

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 Maryland

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