Los Angeles Trade Libel Lawyers
Attorneys Specializing in Business Disputes
The publication of a false statement of fact that intentionally disparages the caliber of the plaintiff’s company’s services or goods and causes the plaintiff to suffer monetary losses is known as trade libel. A two-year statute of limitations (SOL) applies where the statement is made regarding a property such as a business and a three year SOL applies in cases involving title to a property.
In order to prevail in a trade libel case, a plaintiff must prove that:
- Defendant made disparaging statement of fact, not an opinion, regarding plaintiff’s business to third party.
- Defendant’s statement was false.
- Defendant intentionally made the false statement or with reckless disregard of the truth.
- As a result of the intentional and false disparaging statement regarding plaintiff’s business, plaintiff suffered loss of business.
Handling Business Disputes Involving Trade Libel In Los Angeles
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