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According to Florida law, statement is defamatory when it injures person in his trade or profession:

Generally, a statement is defamatory when it injures a person in his trade or profession. See Adams v. News–Journal Corp., 84 So.2d 549, 551 (Fla.1955); Seropian v. Forman, 652 So.2d 490, 495 (Fla. 4th DCA 1995). In determining whether statements are defamatory, the finder of fact must first decide whether “from the language of the comment, it does not seem unreasonable to infer that persons hearing the same and possessed of a common mind might have taken it to mean that the plaintiff was a person with whom commercial relations were undesirable.” Wolfson v. Kirk, 273 So.2d 774, 778 (Fla. 4th DCA), cert. denied, 279 So.2d 32 (Fla.1973). The instant record reveals that, contrary to the trial court’s ruling, Scholz had presented a prima facia case of defamation by presenting evidence that the Magic’s statements were untrue, and by establishing *626 the context in which the statements were made and the impact they were likely to have on his profession.
See:  Scholz v. RDV Sports, Inc. – 710 So.2d 618



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