Even though I make a living as an Internet defamation attorney, I understand not everyone can afford to hire a lawyer. That’s one of the reasons why I decided to write this post, and particularly, why I enjoy writing the California Defamation Law Blog. I want to educate as many people about defamation law as possible.
Some of you who are reading this post are being defamed by someone at this moment. This is a problem. And the first way to deal with a problem is to educate yourself about it. So where do you look?
Go to the source. The law itself.
California defamation laws are found in California Civil Code sections 44-48. You can find these sections here. The above sections discuss the elements needed to prove a cause of action for slander and libel. They also describe certain privileges that may apply to certain statements that would otherwise be actionable defamation.
If you want additional information about defamation law you can read some of the blogs that I read here.
So now you have some information about your rights relating to defamation. I said earlier that the first thing you need to do when you encounter a problem is to educate yourself about it. The next logical step is to take action.
So, what will you do?