Will An Insurance Policy Cover Damages for Libel or Slander? Defamation Claims are Personal Injury Claims That May Not Be Covered By Standard Coverage Policy

| May 30, 2013

Last Update: 02/01/16 One of the key issues in deciding whether or not to file a lawsuit is determining if there are any funds available to pay for a judgment award.  Are there enough non-exempt assets owned by the defendant(s) to warrant the expense in time, money, and emotion that a lawsuit involves?  Is there […]

Florida Anti-SLAPP Act: Libel and Slander Lawsuit Defense Provided by State Law to People Sued for Defamation

| May 24, 2013

Last Update: 11/3/16 When someone is sued in a Florida court for damages based upon libel or slander, there may be a law on the books that blocks their adversary from winning their case: it is the “Citizen Participation in Government Act,” commonly known as Florida’s Anti-SLAPP Law.   Chart: States With Anti-SLAPP Laws Provided […]

Florida Defamation Lawsuits: What are The Defenses to Libel and Slander Claims Seeking Damages Under Florida Law?

| May 7, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 When considering whether or not to file a lawsuit for defamation in the State of Florida, careful consideration must be made about (1) the testimony and documents available to prove the claim under state law, (2) the evidence to prove the damages being sought, as well as (3) the defenses that might […]