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We Aim To Protect Your Name And Reputation

A single defamatory statement can cause irreparable harm to an individual’s or business’ reputation. At Ranchor Harris Law, our North Carolina defamation lawyer understands the severe consequences of slander, libel and online attacks. We will fight tirelessly to protect your privacy and restore your good name.

Understanding North Carolina’s Defamation Laws

Defamation encompasses both slander (spoken defamation) and libel (written defamation). North Carolina’s defamation laws aim to protect individuals from false statements that can damage their reputation and livelihood. In North Carolina, as in other states, the plaintiff must prove several elements to establish a defamation claim, including:

  • The statement was false.
  • The statement was stated to third parties (i.e., published in the case of libel or spoken to someone other than the plaintiff in the case of slander).
  • The statement caused harm to the reputation of the plaintiff.
  • The statement was made negligently (without adequate research into the truthfulness of the statement) or with actual malice (with knowledge that the statement was false or a reckless disregard for the truth).

Defamation laws provide recourse for individuals and businesses suffering reputational damage. Our skilled defamation attorney leverages these laws to seek justice and compensation on your behalf.

Influencer Defamation Is A Modern Threat

In today’s digital age, social media influencers wield immense power over public opinion. A single negative post can destroy a brand’s image or an individual’s reputation. We take on influencer defamation aggressively, holding those responsible accountable.

Protecting Your Name From An Invasion Of Privacy

North Carolina privacy laws focus on the right to maintain personal boundaries and the right to control personal information, while defamation laws protect against false statements that harm your reputation. If someone discloses true but confidential information without consent and the disclosure is offensive to a reasonable person, this can be a privacy violation. If the information is also false, it could constitute defamation.

Defamation And Privacy FAQ

What types of defamation are there?

Defamation includes slander (spoken false statements) and libel (written false statements) that harm a person’s reputation. To be actionable, the statements must be false, damaging and not protected by privilege. Defamation can harm your reputation, and we are prepared to address it. Whether facing slander or libel, we will assess the situation, gather evidence and pursue legal action to restore your reputation and seek compensation for the damages caused.

Talk To A Defamation And Privacy Lawyer Today

If you are struggling with a defamation or privacy concern, do not wait for the situation to resolve itself. The consequences of a delay can be long-lasting and detrimental to your personal and professional lives. Reach out to Ranchor Harris Law now at 919-586-8760 or on our website.