Waukesha, WI asked in Libel & Slander for Wisconsin

Q: If the court slanders your namePuts a bad name on you

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Unless this involved something aboard a vessel, there didn't appear to be an element of maritime law. Nonetheless, in terms of slander (or libel), there are certain privileges, one of them being court proceedings. That could mean things said in the course of a trial might be immune from legal action. But there are other causes of action that are sometimes relevant, depending on the circumstances, one of them being malicious prosecution (if it involved a criminal matter in which the accuser did not have legitimate grounds). These are fact-specific situations and could involve state law, so it would be best for you to consult with a Wisconsin attorney. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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