Denton & Denton Attorneys at Law has built our positive reputation in our community through hard work and commitment to justice, achievement and the people we serve. We are proud of our accomplishments and the respect we have earned. For this reason, we feel tremendous compassion for individuals who have unfairly endured defamation, libel or slander. Since our founding more than 35 years ago, our law firm has helped numerous Virginia Beach victims of defamation defend their good names and recover compensation for damages.
Defamation is a complex issue that requires extensive knowledge across a broad spectrum of legal areas. Issues concerning Constitutional rights, employment, education, Internet, social media or news media may affect the outcome of your case. To prevail on a defamation claim, our law firm gathers compelling evidence to prove each of these elements:
Libel and slander are different types of defamation. The primary distinguishing element between the two actions is the medium used to publish the false and harmful statement.
Libel is the publishing or printing of untrue or otherwise harmful words about a person. A libelous statement is one that is transmitted using a concrete form of communication — such as a printed newspaper column, a video news segment or a billboard. Our libel lawyers in Virginia take decisive steps to remove the defamatory material from publication and to recover the maximum compensation for the damages done to your reputation, career, family life, business and emotional well-being.
Slander is the speaking of malicious, false or defamatory statements about a person. A slanderous statement is one that is communicated using a transient format — such as a gesture or an oral comment. Because of its tangible appearance, libel is often considered more destructive than slander. However, slander can result in equally devastating consequences. We assertively pursue the speaker who tarnished your character and demand a damages award to pay for your losses.
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