Understanding Defamation

Defamation law tries to strike a balance between free expression rights and the rights of individuals to safeguard their reputations.

Elmer sues MegaMedia Inc., claiming that a TV station owned by the corporation damaged his reputation.

Elmer (the plaintiff) sues for damages, alleging he's been libeled:

MegaMedia Inc. (the defendant) responds:

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Understanding Defamation

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