In our society, our reputations are everything. Especially in the age of the internet, it is more important than ever to defend yourself against unlawful, false attacks on your character. Defamation can affect your career, your relationships, and countless other aspects of your life. If you’ve been illegally defamed, the Law Offices of Brian A. Newman will help you act decisively to save your public reputation and recover damages from the offending party.
What Is Defamation in California?
Defamatory statements are false statements about a person that cause damage to the person being defamed. Defamation typically falls under two categories: slander (spoken defamation) or libel (written or otherwise published defamation). Opinions or fair comments on matters of public interest are not defamation—lies intended to cause damage to a person’s public reputation are.
Examples of defamation could include false statements attacking someone’s professional reputation, saying that someone has an STD or is cheating on their spouse, allegations of drug use, or saying that someone has committed a crime. Any of these statements, when made publicly without evidence, could constitute defamation.
Collecting Damages for Defamation
If you have been defamed, you are entitled to compensation for damages suffered in your professional and personal life. The Law Offices of Brian A. Newman have over 40 years of experience standing up for Torrance and Los Angeles County clients. Defamation can be stressful and upsetting—Brian A. Newman will help you shoulder the burden so you can move forward with your life.
If you’re dealing with defamation in Torrance or Los Angeles County, call the Law Offices of Brian A. Newman today at (424) 275-4014 to schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled defamation attorney.