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What is injurious falsehood? Five things you need to know

A bad review about your business left on an online review site, or statements made in the public arena, have the potential to make or break a business and ruin many years of hard work and investment.

Beginning proceedings of defamation is a potential cause of action if you believe your reputation has been damaged, but only if you are an individual, a not-for-profit organisation or a company with fewer than 10 employees. 

Unfortunately, if defaming statements are made about your business and you have more than 10 employees, suing for defamation is not available, and you will instead need to investigate the option of bringing a claim for injurious falsehood. 

Who can make a claim for injurious falsehood?

Anyone — any individual or company, regardless of the size or type. 

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