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Defamation Libel And Slander Law Lawyers In Quitman Mississippi

Quitman is a city in Clarke County, Mississippi, USA, along the Chickasawhay River. The population was 2,463 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Clarke County. This is the hometown of San Antonio Spurs power forward Antonio McDyess. CNN News anchor Anderson Cooper traces his ancestry to Quitman, since his father, the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper was born here before moving to New Orleans, Louisiana.

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...

Federal court opinions concerning defamation libel and slander law in Mississippi