Phoenix Business Defamation Disputes/Interference With Contract Disputes Lawyer


Damaging Words and Writing

The wrong words, spoken or written, can hurt businesses big time. They can cause tangible and sometimes dramatic economic loss. If the false statements, gossip or groundless accusations by another concerning a business end up affecting your business reputation and good, it can take many months to recover, if at all, and you may have grounds for a defamation lawsuit.

Libel and Slander

The Law Offices of William D. Black in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona has successfully sued on behalf of Phoenix and Scottsdale area clients for libelous, slanderous and defamatory statements causing financial and other damages to businesses. Not every false or nasty statement or rumor constitutes actionable defamation, but those that do can be very serious. Contact us today for a free case evaluation to discuss your potential claim.

Proving Defamation

Libel is written defamation. It could be an e-mail, a letter, an official report, a published article.

Slander is spoken defamation. It could be public statements, workplace gossip, or accusations of misconduct.

Re-publication – repeating a libelous or slanderous statement made by someone else – is not a defense. It is still considered defamatory.

In order to sue for monetary damages, the defamation must cause a real and irreparable harm or public humiliation:

A person accused a gentleman, a security guard, of making bomb threats, and police arrested him. Although he was not charged with a crime, he was terminated and not able to get work in the security industry after the incident. In this case, he has a cause of action.

Another gentleman was accused of hacking into a former employer’s computer. Although he did not lose his job, he was told that he would not get the security clearance to move up in the company. His employment opportunities were unnecessarily limited, and he suffered financially. He too has an actionable claim.

If you believe you have been the victim of libel or slander, contact an Arizona defamation lawyer who has won these difficult cases. Call Scottsdale attorney Bill Black at (602) 265-2600 for a free initial consultation or contact us on-line.

Interference with Contracts Dispute Attorney in Arizona

Tortious interference, also known as intentional interference with contractual relations, in general terms occurs when a person intentionally damages the another persons contractual relations or other business relationships. This tort is usually divided into two operative categories, one specific to contractual relationships (irrespective of whether they involve business), and the other specific to business relationships or activities (irrespective of whether they involve a contract).

Examples of common types of tortious interference claims are when a person or a business makes false claims and accusations against another business or an individual’s reputation in order to drive business away or when an individual uses “tort” (a wrongful act) to come between two parties’ mutual contract.

Contact Us Today

Evaluating the underlying facts when there is a possibility or probability that tortious interference has occurred can be fact-intensive and challenging.  We at the Law Offices of William D. Black have reviewed a great number of cases and can determine whether a claim is meritorious.  Contact our office for a confidential, complimentary initial consultation and we will tell you whether facts exist upon which liability can be predicated.  You can reach us at 602-265-2600 or contact us online.​.

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