Florida Defamation of Character Lawsuits

| November 3, 2016

Sometimes getting justice in Florida for defamation (libel or slander) means having to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. However, not every wrongful statement (spoken or written) warrants the filing of a lawsuit (these cases can be expensive and, even if you win your case, you may not be able to recover […]

Florida Defamation of Character Claims

| October 20, 2016

What is Defamation in Florida? Defamation can be in two forms. The first is libel, which is where someone seriously injures or tarnishes your reputation in writing. The second is slander, which is where someone uses spoken words to harm another person. Together, “libel” and “slander” make-up what is commonly known as defamation of character. […]

Can I recover medical expenses in a defamation lawsuit?

| July 12, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge: Q: Can I recover medical expenses in a defamation lawsuit? […]

Florida Criminal Defamation

| April 27, 2016

Free speech is sacred in the United States. We take pride, as Americans, in being citizens of a country where we can all speak our minds. We can speak what we want, we can write what we want, and we’re free to do so. That’s what makes America great, right? Freedom of Speech and Defamation […]

What is defamation of character?

| April 26, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge: Q: What is defamation of character? A: Defamation of character is […]

3 Examples of Florida Defamation Cases Where Plaintiffs Were Victorious

| April 14, 2016

Under Florida law the consequences for defaming someone’s character can be very serious. Our law allows the victim of libel or slander to file a lawsuit for money damages to compensate for the harm that they have experienced. Libel defames someone’s character in a writing; slander defames character by a spoken word. This behavior is […]

Is It Harder To Sue For Defamation In Florida If You Are A Public Figure?

| March 17, 2016

Public figure versus private citizen distinction under Florida law. In Florida, gossiping and spreading rumors, or just saying bad things about someone else can get you sued. If you speak it (slander) or you write it (libel), under Florida law you can be sued for defamation (See Chapter 836 of Florida Statutes). Defamation can happen […]

Can I sue a board member of my association for slander or libel?

| March 1, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge: Q: Can I sue a board member of my association […]

What type of damages can I recover in a defamation claim?

| February 2, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge: Q: What type of damages can I recover in a […]

What is defamation per se?

| November 9, 2015

Last Update: 02/03/16 In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge: Q: What is defamation per se? A: Defamation, […]