What is Defamation?

Defamation is a false statement, communicated to a third party, that injures another person's reputation or good name. The false statement can be communicated in a written or spoken form. 

Civil Action

Defamation, whether in a written or spoken form, is actionable under Minnesota law. A civil award of damages may be available for your defamation claim. 


Numerous defenses may also be available in a defamation claim. For example, a defendant may always argue the truth of a matter in a defamation lawsuit. 

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defamation claim or defense. 

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