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

Asked almost 2 years 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 . They both carry same SOL and it is one year. Need clarity on the remaining question to answer.

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  3. Christian K. Lassen II


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    Answered . 1 yr. A subpoena is a good idea, but can be potentially quashed.

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  4. Adrienne Patricia Allen

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . Duplicate question.

    I am licensed in California only and my answers on Avvo assume California law. The above answer is for general... more

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