Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, or traducement—is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism.Under common law, to constitute defamation, a claim must generally be false and have been made to someone other than the person defamed. Some common law jurisdictions also distinguish between spoken defamation, called slander, and defamation in other media such as printed words or images, called libel.
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  • Four Steps to Not Get Sued for Posting Online Reviews

    … conveys your opinion. Opinions cannot be proven false, and will therefore not be able to form the basis of an action for defamation. Confine your review to the facts of your experience. Review what happened, not why you think it happened, and do not extrapolate from a bad experience to an ultimate judgment of a business owner's character. When all…

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