Know what constitutes defamation.
Any statement, when proven false, constitutes defamation. You have a strong case if you can present objectively that the harmful statement made against you or your business is false. For example, if your competitor accused you that you discriminate against women during hiring, you could prove that the claim is false by showing employee records on the number of women you have hired in your business.
If you are claiming defamation, you need to show that the statement was false and made to third parties. This could be in the form of a written publication in a newspaper, a post in an internet forum, or verbal communication to a third party.
Demonstrate the resulting damages.
Our Suprise Arizona attorneys can help prove that the false statement resulted in damages to your business reputation. This can be in the form of losing customers, or a financial loss because of your damaged reputation. In some states, you may even seek punitive damages against the defendant’s unlawful conduct.
If you need to speak with an experienced consumer protection lawyer, contact The Dodds Law Firm. Our attorneys offer a consultation to discuss your case.