Defamation includes an intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a person's reputation; decreases the respect, regard, or confidence in which a person is held; or induces disparaging, hostile, or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person.
Some of the more common defences to defamation are truth, absolute privilege, qualified privilege, fair comment and responsible communications on matters of public interest. There are nuances in a defamation claim and its defences. As such, it is essential to obtain legal advice if you think that you were defamed or before you decide to say or publish something that may have detrimental consequences.
If your reputation has been disparaged and you are unsure of your rights, or if you are thinking about saying or publishing something that may have negative effects, our litigation lawyers at Jagtoo & Jagtoo, Professional Corporation, have the skills and experience to assess the facts and provide a reliable, objective and trustworthy opinion.
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To determine your rights and entitlements, if any, contact Jagtoo & Jagtoo, Professional Corporation at 416-282-6490 for a consultation with one of our litigation lawyers.