Defamation-Slander and Libel Attorneys | Romanucci & Blandin
Intentional Tort and Personal Injury Lawyers
A person’s name and reputation is very important, and when someone makes a statement about you that is false, they may be liable for defamation of character in a civil lawsuit. If the statement was written, it is called libel, and if it was verbal defamation, it is called slander.
RB Law has defamation attorneys who are proficient Chicago personal injury lawyers who will help you to understand what your legal options are for any damages you may have suffered from the false statements issued about you.
A defamation lawsuit must claim the following under Illinois law:
- A false statement was issued about the plaintiff
- The false statement was transferred to a third party lacking the plaintiff’s permission
- The defendant was aware that the statement was untrue
- The plaintiff was damaged by the false statement being communicated
If a statement is so outrageous that it will amount to defamation, under Illinois law, the plaintiff has no need to prove that the statement harmed them. Examples of these statements would be accusing the person of a crime, accusing the person of adultery, indicating that the person has an infectious disease or alluding to the person being unable to perform their job.
There are limits to the time in which you can file a civil lawsuit for defamation against the defendant, so you need to contact RB Law immediately if you are the victim of defamation.
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