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

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

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  2. 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 general in nature and is not intended, nor should be construed, as legal advice for a particular case. This Avvo.com posting does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author. For specific advice about your particular situation, please consult with your own attorney.


  3. Duplicate question.

    I am licensed in California only and my answers on Avvo assume California law. The above answer is for general information only and is based on the information you posted. Every case is fact dependent, so to get a thorough analysis of your situation, you will need to consult face to face with an attorney licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the incident took place. Do not conclusively rely on any information posted online when deciding what to do about your case. No attorney-client relationship shall be created through the use reading of this response on Avvo. You should never delay seeking legal advice, disregard legal advice, or commence or discontinue any legal action because of information in this response.


  4. 1 yr. A subpoena is a good idea, but can be potentially quashed.

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