What You Need to Know About Florida Small Claims Court

Small Claims CourtThere are several important things that you should know about Florida  small claims court.   First, in order to qualify as a small claim, the money sought needs to be $5,000 or less.  Second, the claim needs to be filed  in the County where the incident/transaction occurred, or where the Defendant resides. Small Claims Court can provide a quick way to resolve a dispute. Continue reading

What Are Defamation, Slander and Libel?

defamatory statementDefamation is a false statement, either written or spoken, that harms a person’s or business’ reputation.  Slander is the speaking of defamatory words that tend to hurt another in his reputation, office, trade, business, or means of livelihood.  Libel is defined as written defamatory words that tend to hurt another’s reputation, office, trade, business, or means of livelihood. Thus, the difference between libel and slander is whether the words are written or spoken. Continue reading