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Defamation Libel And Slander Law Lawyers In Marlborough Massachusetts

Marlborough is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 36,255 at the 2000 census. It is home to Marlboro Airport. Spelling and pronunciation The name is sometimes spelled Marlboro, rather than Marlborough, which is the official spelling. The Boston accent tends to elide the first two syllables of 'Marlborough', producing the spoken name (by residents) 'MALL-bro', or 'MAh-bro'. 'MAR-Burrow' is the sort of compromise pronunciation by those relatively new to the area. It is usually pronounced 'Marl-burrow' by outsiders and people not familiar with the 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 Massachusetts

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

Federal court opinions concerning defamation libel and slander law in Massachusetts