Celesq® Programs

Defamation in the Time of COVID-19

Active
Program Number
3130
Program Date
2021-02-02

As COVID-19 continues to threaten public health, worldwide, and serves as a major concern for individuals, questions surrounding the health of those interacting with the public, on a daily basis, are at the forefront of our discourse. This begs the question: Is a statement falsely advising that a person has contracted COVID-19 defamatory? This program will examine the elements required to maintain a claim for defamation in the context of COVID-19. The discussion will examine the challenges of proving whether a person has been defamed, examine the history of the loathsome disease category of defamation per se and its applicability to COVID-19 and damages associated with a statement regarding a person contracting COVID-19. Participants will gain an understanding of the legal elements required to prove a claim for defamation as well as the hurdles to prevail on such a claim as it relates to the pandemic.

Available in States

  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Covid-19
  • Federal Courts
  • Florida Eligible
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation & Litigation Skills
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Negligence, Malpractice & Personal Injury
  • Privacy Law
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law