While Abraham Lincoln may have said, “Truth is generallythe best vindication against slander,” many also gain somesatisfaction by filing a defamation suit.

When defamation occurs in the workplace, insurance may or maynot foot the bill if the company is sued. Sometimes coverage hingeson whether the defamed claimant was considered an employee or ifthe defamation occurred in an employment situation.

For instance, in Peerless Indem. Ins. Co. v Moshe& Stimson LLP, 22 N.E. 3d 882 (Ind. App. 2014), anattorney sued her former law partner for defamation. Moshe andStimson were a sister-brother law partnership, and after Moshe toldStimson that she intended to leave the firm, Stimson—among otherunbrotherly things—began making negative statements about Moshe'sintegrity and competence, so she filed suit against him fordefamation.

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