Legal Issues In Telling Real Life Stories

Life Story Agreements QUESTION: If I want to talk about John Kennedy having Marilyn Monroe as a mistress, or talk about what life in my family was like growing up, don’t I have a right to do that? (Rights other people have to privacy, to control the exploitation of their name, to defend against libel in real a real life story, etc.) Yes. However, it is a balancing between the filmmaker’s or author’s First Amendment Freedom of Speech and the subject’s individual rights. Everyone has the right to not have their reputation defamed. And everyone has a right to privacy [...]

Legal Issues In Telling Real Life Stories2020-04-23T16:11:26-07:00

Los Angeles Defamation Lawyer

WHAT IS DEFAMATION? Everyone has a right to not have their reputation damaged by false statements.  Defamation is the unprivileged publication of a false statement of fact that injures another’s reputation.  There must be a balance of interests between protecting an individual’s personal reputation and the freedom of speech.  The elements for the cause of action include: False statement about the plaintiff; Publication of the statement to a third person who understands the meaning of the statement; Fault on the part of the defendant (which may be intentional, reckless, or negligent) in regard to falsity; and Actual or presumed damages [...]

Los Angeles Defamation Lawyer2020-03-28T11:15:34-07:00