Oregon Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: Can I sue for damages for defamation of character?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Yes, you can. However, winning defamation cases is difficult, as opinion and the truth are defenses. Plus, it is hard to prove the damages, as in how much would you be owed. Lastly, collecting any money from a judgment can be difficult, unless the person has money or assets.
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Q: Can a retail owner send security video of a person (not employee) to that persons employer even without a crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Employment Law for Oregon on
Answered on Jun 9, 2016

If they want to they could. Not sure why this is tagged with criminal law and slander, as you indicate no crime was committed and unless they alter the video the video shows what it shows so t here could be no libel/slander.

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