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Defamation Libel And Slander Law Lawyers In Houston Mississippi

Houston is a city in and one of two county seats of Chickasaw County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 4,079 at the 2000 census. The land on which Houston, MS resides was donated to the city by Judge Joel Pinson on the condition that it would be named for Sam Houston, a childhood friend. In 1909, Houston become home to the first Andrew Carnegie library in the state after then superintendent of schools, L.B. Reid wrote Mr. Carnegie of the need for a public library. Houston hosts the Mississippi Flywheel Festival both in April and September of every year.

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 Mississippi

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