Statue of limitation for defamation libel in CALIFORNIA (same as character defamation?)

Asked over 1 year ago - Calabasas, CA

what is the statue of limitation for defamation libel ( is it same as character defamation ? ) - can the business we posted on subpoena to see who posted ? - Avon says it is safe to post , does it mean if Avon didn't deny a post and the posting was approved on Avon , then the business can't sue the writer ? - in which ways they can find who the writer is ?

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  1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Are you referring to Avvo or Avon?

    In California, the statute of limitations for defamation is one year. This means someone would have one year to file a lawsuit for defamation (slander/libel) against you from the time the statement or statements are published.

    Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is... more
  2. George Costas Andriotis

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Defamation and libel both carry one year SOL.

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  3. Constantine D. Buzunis

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . Defamation Statute in California is one year. Slander is spoken and Libel is written, both are Defamation. Check the CACI Jury Instructions on line to see what is necessary to prove your case and see if it measures up?

    Legal disclaimer:This message does not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.... more

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