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Handling Libel, Defamation, Invasion of Privacy and Slander

If you’re a public figure, or in the public relations business, there’ll be times when people say such outrageously wrong things. Learn how to handle defamation, slander, libel and invasion of your privacy.

To Sue, or Not to Sue: Defamation, Slander, Libel and Invasion of Privacy
If you’re a public figure, or in the public relations business, there’ll be times when people say such outrageously wrong things that the person attacked will want to file a lawsuit. Or your privacy will be invaded by the paparazzi or media, your email hacked or details from your medical records released. This series of posts explains the ins...

To Sue, or Not to Sue: Defamation, Slander and Libel 101 The Basics
Every reporter whos gone to journalism school has taken press law, and as a professional, they dont want lawsuits filed against them saying that they carelessly and knowingly printed lies, or said lies over the air, and those lies hurt somebody. On the other hand, filing a lawsuit for defamation, slander, libel or invasion of privacy is a big...

To Sue, or Not to Sue: Defamation, Slander and Libel 201 – Defenses
If you’re a public figure who’s had something false and defamatory published about them, and your reputation or livelihood is damaged, should you file a lawsuit? This post is a look at some of the defenses you have to hurdle to win such a case.

To Sue, or Not to Sue: Defamation, Slander and Libel 301 – Costs versus ...
Most defamation cases that actually hit the courts are filed by private citizens. Private citizens have a much lower bar to hurdle. As a public figure -- or a public relations professional -- you're not dealing with a private citizen. Public figures have to weight the costs versus the benefits, not only from a legal and a financial angle, but in...

What Should You Do About Attacks and Lies on the Web?
Everybody in the public eye gets their share of attacks, whether it's in the media, in letters to the editor or on radio talk shows. With the explosion of social media and blogs, it's a lot more likely that you'll be dealing with attacks coming from unexpected places: a Facebook feed, a Twitter account, a comment on a blog. What should public...

Invasion of Privacy
The media is always trying to dig up personal information about public figures, whether it's reporters sniffing around for rumored dirt about presidential candidate or entertainment magazines and TV shows looking for private information about Hollywood stars. Yet all information is not fair game. Even celebrities have some expectation of privacy.

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