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Defamation – Injurious Falsehood

 

One type of defamation case exists where an individual publishes a false statement not about a person, but about the person’s business or property.  If Jay’s Jewlers ran an advertisement in the newspaper falsely claiming that Rock Bottom Diamonds were selling cubic zirconium rings and passing them off as real diamonds, this would be an example of an injurious falsehood.

  An injurious falsehood is the publication of a matter derogatory to the plaintiff’s title to his property, or its quality, or to his business in general, or even to his personal affairs, in a manner that is calculated to prevent others from dealing with the plaintiff or to otherwise interfere with his dealings with others.

  An important component of the claim is that the plaintiff must establish that the defendant acted with malice, i.e., intentionally or with reckless disregard for the truth, and that the statement was published to a third party.  The plaintiff must also prove that the falsehood played a material and substantial part in inducing one or more third party not to deal with the plaintiff.

  The plaintiff may not recover for emotional distress or bodily harm under this tort, but punitive damages are sometimes allowable.  

 

The information contained on this page is provided as general information and does not constitute legal advice.  The experienced attorneys at Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C. can assist you if you are involved in a defamation claim.  Contact our office to schedule a no-obligation consultation to review your rights.  A consultation fee may apply. 

 

 

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