What Are Matters Of Public Interest In Defamation Cases?

3459 views • Jul 25, 2017

Matters of public interest in defamation cases are cases wherein you make a statement, for example, about a congressman. Or in more recent times a statement about Bill Clinton. Maybe that he's a sexaholic or something of that nature. That might be deemed in the public interest and may be a bar to a lawsuit for defamation, in addition to the fact that it is almost impossible for a public figure or politician to sue someone for defamation because of the high standards of malice that need to be proved.