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2015

Party Foul! Dealing With Slanderous Statements Overheard At Parties

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Parties are often a great way to get together with friends, but what happens when you hear somebody you barely know making negative statements about you at a party? Is this an instance of slander and can you sue and win? Deciding If It Qualifies For Slander One of the difficulties of slander cases is deciding whether or not the comments made by the person even qualify as slander. In a party situation, people say a lot of ridiculous things and there’s a chance that their off-hand comment was a joke.…

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Factors That Affect The Size Of A Defamation Lawsuit Award

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If you are pursuing a defamation lawsuit, you are probably wondering how the court or jury will determine how much to award when you win your case. Here are four of the essential factors that may determine the size of your award: Gravity of the Allegation Some statements can harm your reputation more than others. Therefore, it follows that the more serious statement may warrant a bigger award than a slight statement.…

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My Family Member Refuses To Pay Back A Loan - What Do I Do?

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When a close friend or family member comes to you in need, helping them in any way you can is the first thing on your agenda. Even if this means offering them a loan. Unfortunately, in your case, your good gesture wasn’t exactly appreciated and the person you loaned the money to has failed to pay you back. You do have options. An attorney can help you recover your money.  …

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