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Defamation Libel And Slander Law Lawyers In Lodgepole South Dakota

Lodgepole is an unincorporated community in Perkins County, South Dakota, United States. Although not tracked by the Census Bureau, Lodgepole has been assigned the ZIP code of 57640.

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 South Dakota

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