In Kentucky, when someone says or prints things about you that harm your or your businesses reputation, this is referred to as defamation. Often these negative type comments are done intentionally or recklessly and are intended to cause harm to you or your businesses reputation. Kentucky law allows a person to bring a lawsuit against the spreaders of lies about you if they have done so intentionally or with reckless disregard for the truth. To be actionable, the defamation must have caused a provable economic harm or damages as a result of the lie being told to others. Just because someone expressed or printed something that was not true does not make a case. If you feel that someone has defamed or slander you, your reputation or your businesses reputation, you should speak with a lawyer about the particular facts of your case to determine if you are in a position to take legal action against such persons.
Many times people intentionally say or print negative things about another person’s character or business to harm or hurt the person or business. It may even be done to attempt to gain another’s business and profits for their own benefit. No matter the reasons why, if lies have been told or printed about you and you have been harmed as a result, you should know your legal rights under the Kentucky law.
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