As a result of social media and new technologies, legal disputes regarding defamation are more complicated than ever. Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. has extensive experience successfully representing both defendants and plaintiffs in defamation lawsuits in state and federal court in Minnesota. Attorneys at the firm can also assist with attempting to have defamatory statements or false reviews removed from the internet and responding to or sending cease and desist letters to resolve cases short of litigation.
Defamation in Minnesota includes both libel and slander. Libel is defamation in the form of a written or published statement. Slander is a defamation in the form of a spoken statement. Defamation is a false statement, communicated to a third party, that injures another person’s reputation or good name. A defamatory statement may be publicly spoken or published in writing such as in a book or on-line.
The firm also has experience with related claims such as trade defamation, deceptive trade practices, breach of non-disparagement contracts, invasion of privacy, malicious injury, and tortious interference.