Defamation
What is slander?
By  Sushmita .  |  27 Jul 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Prateek Kumar
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Slander is a defamatory statement expressed in a transitory medium, such as verbal speech. It is considered a civil injury, as opposed to a criminal offence. Actual damages must be proven for someone to be held liable for slander. The tort of slander is often compared with that of libel, which is also characterized as a defamatory statement, but one made in a fixed form, such as writing.

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