Why Choose our Defamation Lawyers in Los Angeles?
We, at Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani, LLP, have extensive experience in intellectual property and entertainment litigation. We represent small businesses and individuals in intellectual property disputes, such as defamation and trademark litigation. Our Firm was selected as a “Go-To Law Firm” by in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies across the United States for our work in the area of intellectual property law. The honor of being named a “Go-To Law Firm” is reserved for an elite group of firms that deliver outstanding work.
What is a Defamation, Slander, & Libel Lawsuit?
Defamation is a statement that injures a third party’s reputation, and includes both libel (written statements) and slander (spoken statements). The law in this area aims to protect a person’s reputation, while still protecting the alleged defamer’s first amendment right of free speech.
For example, to balance these competing interests, the law requires that the plaintiff show four things:
- A defamatory statement (statement of fact or opinion that implies a representation of fact)
- Of or concerning the plaintiff
- Publication or communication of that statement to a third person
- Damages to plaintiff
Although most defamation cases fall under a certain umbrella, there are different rules that apply to public figures. There are several privileges that serve to protect a speaker against lawsuits even if the speech was false. Some of these privileges are codified (written into our statutes).
The litigation privilege, for example, applies to any communication:
- Made in judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings
- By litigants or other participants authorized by law
- To achieve the objects of the litigation
- That have some connection or logical relation to the action. Other privileges and defenses apply to specific claims
Contact Our Los Angeles Defamation Lawyers today.
At Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani, LLP, our Los Angeles employment attorneys work diligently to make sure that your rights are protected. Our defamation lawyers in Los Angeles will help you at every step of the process so that you understand what you can do. If you believe that you are being slandered, libeled, or defamed, call us today at (310) 499-0140.