ON DEMAND: Slander and Libel (Defamation): Filing a Lawsuit

Class recorded April 29, 2022

In this class, learn what to consider before filing a lawsuit for libel or slander (defamation). If someone makes untrue, damaging statements about you that may be grounds for a defamation lawsuit.  But these types of lawsuits are notoriously difficult to litigate successfully, are subject to many potential defenses, and often result in unintended blowback for a plaintiff. Learn from an experienced civil litigator who has brought and defended many significant cases involving defamation claims in federal and state courts. 

Class covers:

  • How to determine if you have a viable defamation claim
  • Libel vs. slander: different types of defamation
  • How to assess whether the possible benefits of bringing a defamation lawsuit outweigh the costs
  • Common defenses to a defamation claim
  • Where and how to file, and important deadlines and time limits
  • Calculating damages in a defamation lawsuit

Presented by: Michael Dore, Litigation Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Course Materials: If you would like to receive a copy of the course materials for any of the classes, including any PowerPoint used, please register at the Register Now! button for the class, provided below. A staff member will email you the course materials (usually within one business day)."

Registration fee: FREE

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

Hours / Location

LA Law Library
301 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Click Here for Directions


Monday - Friday:
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join Our Mailing List

To get more information about upcoming classes and events, please click here to join our mailing list.

Follow Us...Like Us...

Follow the LA Law Library on Instagram to see our latest posts.

Federal Depository

Federal Depository Logo

The LA Law Library is a selective government depository for both the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and State of California materials.

Accommodation Requests

CLICK HERE to fill out the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form.

© LA Law Library 2022