Types of Relief

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If a plaintiff meets his or her burden of proof in a defamation action (and no defenses apply), there are at least two forms of relief available. This first is monetary such that a plaintiff can receive an financial award for embarrassment, damage to one’s reputation, attorney fees, and punitive damages, if the conduct at issue was particularly egregious or intentional.

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The other formd of relief available is injunctive relief. Broadly speaking, an injunction is a court order that prohibits a party from doing something. In the defamation context, a court can bar a party from making any future statement about another party. This is subject to state and federal constitutional restrictions, however.