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Defamation Case Brief

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Defamation is an intentional tort involving a defamatory statement made by the defendant in regards to the plaintiff. In Steve’s case he is being defamed in spoken word and written word by his opponent, Marcus Unwell. Steve should sue his opponent for slander and label per se, as Unwell’s false comments caused Steve’s integrity to be called into question; consequently, he lost his bid for office and faced financial hardship as people began to boycott his company. Unwell’s comments fall into the category of slander per se as he alleged during speeches that Steve was an incompetent, communist whose company sold defective products; this statement directly seeks to damage Steve’s business reputation. Steve’s lawyer should also argue negligence

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