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Defamation Libel And Slander Law Lawyers In Sussex New Jersey

Sussex is a Borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,145. Sussex was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on October 14, 1891 as Deckertown, from portions of Wantage. The borough was renamed as Sussex on March 2, 1902. Sussex Borough is currently planning a consolidation study with surrounding Wantage Township. Nearby Montague Township may also take part in the study.

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 New Jersey

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