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When injured a normal reaction is to "get back" at your accuser, bully, stalker, or miscreant. In order for you to take action you need to know where you stand - legally.
Below are some of the legal issues we work through with you.
Written defamation is called "libel," and spoken defamation is called "slander." Defamation is not a crime, but it is a "tort" (a civil wrong, rather than a criminal wrong). A person who has been defamed can sue the person who did the defaming.
What are the elements of a defamation claim?The following elements must be proven in a defamation claim:
- a publication by one that is not being defamed
- a statement was made that is shown to be false
- that is understood as
- being of and concerning the plaintiff; and
- the written defamation is shown to harm the reputation of plaintiff.
Other general facts and issues concerning reputation management, cyberbullying and online harassment.Cyberstalking is a criminal offense under various state anti-stalking, slander and harassment laws. A conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.
All 50 states have bullying laws or policies. Only 34 have laws against cyberbullying. Currently the states that don't have laws against cyberbullying are: Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.