No one likes to be the subject of gossip. However, a plaintiff has no redress under the law regarding true rumors because a statement’s truth is an absolute defense against defamation claims. To be defamatory, the statement must be false. But when it comes to defamation law, truth can be relative. U.S. courts are constantly striving to strike the perfect balance between the intent, meaning, and effect of the statement while also considering any spoken or published inaccuracies.
In a 1989 defamation case filed by terminated…read more >