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California Civil Code Section 44, 45a, and 46; Defamation Laws

Laws and Legal Overview of California Defamation California defines defamation as the communication of false information, which is meant to cause harm to a person or business and exposes one to ridicule, hatred, or contempt. California Civil Code states that either libel or slander effects defamation. If a statement is made verbally, it is slander, […]