http://injury-law.freeadvice.com/libel_and_slander/slander.htm Slander is a spoken defamation. Defamation or "defamation of character," is spoken or written words that falsely and negatively reflect on a living person's reputation. There are attorneys who specialize in defamation lawsuits. You can find a listing of specialists in your area at AttorneyPages.com. Defamantion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slander_and_libel "Slander" and "Libel" redirect here. For other uses, see Slander (disambiguation) and Libel (disambiguation). For "liable", see Liability. In law, defamation is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may harm the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal actions, civil and/or criminal, to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against criticism. Guide to Defamation of Character http://www.dancingwithlawyers.com/pubs/doc-gaw3.shtml Fighting Slander http://www.dancingwithlawyers.com/publications/fighting-slander.shtml It's easy to laugh off slander at first. "No one will believe that," we think. "Only idiots would believe that," we tell ourselves. In fact, that's what we here at the web site did think, until we started reading the emails. Then we realized that a lot of slanderers keep at it, year after year; you become a hobby to them. Twenty years ago they would spread rumors that you were an embezzler; nowadays they spread rumors that you're a racist or a child molester.