Absolute privilege is almost as strong of defense against defamation as truth. Absolute privilege means a person has the right to make a statement at the time of making it, regardless of its defamatory nature. Absolute privilege typically applies when a person makes a defamatory statement during judicial proceedings, to his or her spouse, or during a political speech or broadcast. The law also typically grants immunity to high government officials and legislators for defamatory remarks.SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION
Defenses to defamation do exist, and some are stronger than others. If you are the victim of defamation, it is crucial that you understand the common defense strategies and how to overcome them.