Defamation, Libel, Slander, and Anti-SLAPP Litigation

Words have power. Knowing how to effectively and lawfully communicate about your business—and how to protect yourself from false statements about your business lodged by others—is especially vital in our fast-paced world of social media and “viral” content. That’s why it’s important to know when a statement crosses the line from unactionable opinion to unlawful disparagement. The lawyers of Carter Arnett have years of experience litigating claims of defamation (libel and slander) and business disparagement as both plaintiffs and defendants. And it is our depth and variety of experience that makes our attorneys so effective in pursuing and defending these claims. That includes understanding and applying state anti-SLAPP laws so that meritorious defamation claims survive dismissal, and warrantless claims are timely disposed of. From case inception through appeal, the attorneys of Carter Arnett have represented clients ranging from solo operations to Fortune 500 companies when words matter most – vindicating the telling of hard truths and preventing the harm caused by lies.