I resolved a defamation claim at mediation last year. Our client received over $100,000 in the settlement, which is both a great result and highly unusual. This year (early 2017), I'm seeing an influx of inquiries with stories of false inflammatory statements. Not sure why, but it's happening.
Defamation cases are pretty rare, but since the phone is ringing, I thought a quick primer on the law of defamation in Washington State is in order.
In Washington, a defamation plaintiff must establish four elements to recover monetary damages:
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