Perhaps nothing is more valuable than a person’s reputation. When a reputation is slandered orally or libeled in writing, defamation damages often blow like the wind, not seen but certainly felt. Defamation law involves the First Amendment and complex legal nuances which many times balance against one another. Hayden has represented persons harmed by defamation as well as those accused of defaming a person or business for many years and can provide sage advice when evaluating whether a defamation claim is likely to be actionable or not. For example, is an allegedly defamatory statement an actionable false statement of fact which can be proved false, or is it merely an opinion which can be harsh but not provably false (actionable). If you have been accused of making a defamatory statement or believe you have been the victim of one, Hayden can help you quickly determine what liability may exist or not.

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