Gossip. We’ve probably all been guilty of it at some point. We’ve all known people who seem to gossip all the time. Some people make lucrative careers of peddling gossip. Part of us knows it’s wrong to spread potentially harmful rumors, but we listen anyway. Maybe ...it makes us feel better to know that others have real or perceived problems like we do, preferably even worse than we do.
Before you go passing on that juicy, scandalous bit of information you heard from your next-door neighbor about the people who live down the street, you should think twice. It could get you in big trouble. Defamation is no laughing matter. You can be liable for damage caused by spreading falsehoods.
A statement is defamatory if it tends to bring a person into disrepute, contempt or ridicule, or to impeach the person’s honesty, integrity, virtue, or reputation. Revised Arizona Jury Instructions (Civil), 7th Ed., Defamation 2. Traditionally, the law recognized two types of defamatory statements that you’ve probably heard of – libel and slander. Libel means the statement was in writing. Slander means it was spoken.
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