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Defamation Libel And Slander Law Lawyers In Minter City Mississippi

Minter City is an unincorporated community in Leflore County, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region. The former downtown area of Minter City is located on the Tallahatchie River, at the intersection of River Road and Old Hwy 8. State Hwy 8 intersects U.S. 49 in the Minter City area. Originally on land owned by James Minter, the town was named Walnut Place or Walnut Grove. Because there was another Mississippi town named Walnut Grove, the name was changed. Names were put into a hat and the name Minter was drawn. The land that some may consider the old town or downtown Minter City is privately owned now by one family. A small part of the downtown still exists.

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...