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Date: 08-11-2023

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Gwendolyn Gilleland v. Leiby Goldbarger, et al.

Case Number: 2:23-cv-00685

Judge: R. David Proctor

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (* County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Adam Plant, Harlan Winn, and Robert Battle

Defendant's Attorney: Catherine Newman and Bruce Barze

Description: Tuscaloosa, Alabama personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiff who sued Defendants on libel and slander theories.

In Alabama, libel and slander are both considered defamation, which is "a false statement that is published or spoken about someone that damages their reputation. The main difference between libel and slander is the form of communication. Libel is defamation that is written, while slander is defamation that is spoken.

To prove defamation in Alabama, you must show that the following elements are met:

The statement was false.
The statement was published or spoken to a third party.
The statement was about you.
The statement caused you harm to your reputation.
The defendant acted with malice or reckless disregard for the truth.

If you can prove all of these elements, you may be able to recover damages for your defamation claim. Damages in a defamation case can include compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.

In Alabama, there are a few exceptions to the law of defamation. For example, you cannot sue for defamation if the statement was true or if it was made in the course of a privileged communication, such as a court proceeding or a government hearing.

If you believe that you have been defamed in Alabama, you should speak with an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options. An attorney can help you determine whether you have a valid claim and can represent you in court if necessary. "

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Outcome: 08/11/2023 11 ORDER OF DISMISSAL In accordance with the parties' Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice (Doc. # 10), filed August 11, 2023, the court hereby ORDERS that this action shall be, and is, DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. The parties are to bear their own costs, expenses, and attorney's fees. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 08/11/2023. (RMM) (Entered: 08/11/2023)

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