Yesssss

Fitzgerald, GA

#1 Aug 2, 2012
Are pretty much the same, except one is written & one is spoken. Here's the legal context of slander:

"The basic elements of a claim of slander include;

a defamatory statement;
published to third parties; and
which the speaker or publisher knew or should have known was false.
Slander is primarily covered under state law, but is subject to First Amendment guarantees of free speech. The scope of constitutional protection extends to statements of opinion on matters of public concern that do not contain or imply a provable factual assertion. If the slander unjustly accused you of a crime or reflected on your profession, the court or jury can assess the damages. For other types of slander you generally must prove some actual damage to be able to recover."

Basically, you have to prove a number of things before you prove slander:(1) that the person saying whatever was said is knowingly making false statements. So if a person really believes what he or she is saying, it isn't slander & is protected under the First Amendment.(2) That there is some sort of actual, tangible damage being done to you. Basically, if what is being said doesn't cost you anything beyond a bad reputation, it's not legally slander.

Here's another thing you should know: slander is not a crime. It's civil, not criminal. The police are not going to use their resources to prove a civil case for anyone. So please, people, stop throwing this word around, & stop trying to scare people into not talking about you. Grow another layer of skin & take this crap for what it is.
watsup

Commerce, GA

#2 Aug 2, 2012
Love this and all law students should read this.
Lawschool Brat

United States

#3 Sep 6, 2012
http://atlantainjurynewsblog.com/2011/02/gene... . I love how ppl just talk randomly, keep up the good work genius!
Lawschool Brat

United States

#4 Sep 6, 2012
Yesssss wrote:
Are pretty much the same, except one is written & one is spoken. Here's the legal context of slander:

"The basic elements of a claim of slander include;

a defamatory statement;
published to third parties; and
which the speaker or publisher knew or should have known was false.
Slander is primarily covered under state law, but is subject to First Amendment guarantees of free speech. The scope of constitutional protection extends to statements of opinion on matters of public concern that do not contain or imply a provable factual assertion. If the slander unjustly accused you of a crime or reflected on your profession, the court or jury can assess the damages. For other types of slander you generally must prove some actual damage to be able to recover."

Basically, you have to prove a number of things before you prove slander:(1) that the person saying whatever was said is knowingly making false statements. So if a person really believes what he or she is saying, it isn't slander & is protected under the First Amendment.(2) That there is some sort of actual, tangible damage being done to you. Basically, if what is being said doesn't cost you anything beyond a bad reputation, it's not legally slander.

Here's another thing you should know: slander is not a crime. It's civil, not criminal. The police are not going to use their resources to prove a civil case for anyone. So please, people, stop throwing this word around, & stop trying to scare people into not talking about you. Grow another layer of skin & take this crap for what it is.
You talk like you're smart, it's obvious you're a dumb ass like the rest of these redneck hillbilly hicks that get in here and try to tell everyone how smart they are. Get a real life and stop protecting ignorance.
juzzlaffin

United States

#5 Sep 7, 2012
Dumb & Dumber
Fitz native

Dierks, AR

#6 Sep 7, 2012
Lawschool Brat wrote:
http://atlantainjurynewsblog.c om/2011/02/gene-cooley-awarded -over-400000-in-libel-case.htm l. I love how ppl just talk randomly, keep up the good work genius!
This blog said Gene Cooley hired an attorney to track these people down and even then the case was civil. So evidently you need to learn how to read or at least to be able to comprehend what you're reading. It's only slander if you knowly publish something false about someone and what you say has to cause tangible damage to someone's life for you to liable. It's not slander to put facts about someone on topix. Even if you are found liable; the most that can happen is someone can sue as it is a civil matter.

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