Arizona Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: What are the AZ statutes for defamation libel and and slander for the employee

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

libel and slander for employees aren't different than from others; however you may have other forms of claims and I would suggest you contact a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn that handles employment issues--they represent employees and give free consultations.
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Q: My coworkers name was printed in the local paper re: her past due sewer bill, along with many others' is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Answered on Mar 2, 2017

If she hasn't paid the bill, then it is likely legal. Truth is always a defense to any libel or slander claim. There is also a First Amendment "freedom of speech" issue. You may want to speak with a local attorney to see if there are other facts and circumstances that would make the publication unwarranted or trigger a legal cause of action.
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Q: Q: university employe makes phony email "false" reply to me and her boss to incriminate me.the true is on email servers.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Answered on Jan 21, 2017

Yes. You can secure the evidence with a court order or maybe a third party subpoena. Best advice is to get a lawyer since it can be technical to figure all this out.
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Q: Is it legal to place a large sign on your property stating so and so is a child abuser with their picture if it is true?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Answered on Jan 25, 2016

Even if you could *prove* the truth, do you really want to deal with the potential litigation? There are several different theories of liability that could land you in court and, even if you're successful, it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars to defend the lawsuit.

Q: The hospital psycologist made a false written accusation about me in my husbands medical records

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 27, 2015

It depends what was said. It is unlikely that this was defamatory, but you should consult with a litigation attorney to discuss the situation in greater detail.

Q: My question , is it illegal in the state of Arizona to post about a woman who is illegally working as a prostitute

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Answered on Nov 9, 2015

While truth is normally a defense to a defamation lawsuit, you would have to be able to prove these things were true, should she to sue you.

Q: Someone's slandering me all over social media. I used to drive their 18 Wheeler.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Answered on Sep 22, 2015

Get off the internet and set up an appointment with a local attorney who handles defamation cases.

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