Slander are oral defamatory statements made about another party. Slander is more difficult to prove than libel because there are not physical publications of the remarks. These oral remarks must be stated as facts rather than opinions to be considered slanderous. 

Types of Slander
  • Special Damages- may be awarded if remarks are made without intent or are hard to identify and prove
  • Punitive Damage Recovery- possible if defamatory remarks are proven to have been made with harmful intent 
  • Slander per se - can result in either special or punitive damages depending on the case
    • Slanderous remarks may include:
      • the untrue accusation of committing a crime
      • Being unable to perform one's duties due to sickness or disease
  • ‚ÄčAny remarks stated over the air or are broadcasted are considered libel (written defamation) rather than slander
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