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That’s Defamation! Or is it?

John De Vellis
Publication date:
July 12, 2019
Article Summary: 

Defamation cases in condominiums can be complex, with considerations for whether the words are defamatory, liability for defamation, and potential defenses like 'fair comment' and 'qualified privilege.' Anti-SLAPP legislation allows judges to dismiss defamation claims if the words involve matters of public interest. However, determining whether a condominium matter qualifies as a matter of public interest can be subjective. While protecting personal reputation is important, it may clash with the public policy of protecting freedom of speech.


Defamation, Condominium, Public Interest, Anti-SLAPP Legislation, Qualified Privilege, Fair Comment, Liability, Freedom of Speech, Public Policy, Board Member, Staff Member, Harassment, Rebuttal, Communication.

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John De Vellis
That’s Defamation! Or is it?
July 12, 2019
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