El Paso Defamation Defense Lawyers

If another person makes a false statement about you that ends up causing damage to your reputation and other areas of your life, you may have a defamation claim. Contact Rose Sanders Law today to see if you have a case.
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Conditional Privilege

In some cases, a person may make a statement that is absolutely damaging to another person’s reputation. However, the courts recognize that sometimes, the person making the statement has every right to do so because of his or her personal relationship and/or first-hand experience with the defamed person. The law refers to this as a qualified privilege. Statements for which qualified privilege may apply are as follows:
Statements made to warn others about a potential threat or harm
Statements made during official government proceedings
Certain statements made by former employees to potential future employees
Certain statements made by former employers to potential future employers
Published film or book reviews

Absolute Privilege

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.

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.

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El Paso, TX 79901
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