Defamation – Slander Per Se under Florida Law and Punitive Damages

Defamation is generally defined as the unprivileged publication of false statements which naturally and proximately result in injury to another.  Wolfson v. Kirk, 273 So. 2d 774 (Fla. 4th DCA 1973).  To establish a cause of action for defamation, a plaintiff must show: (1) That the defendant published a false statement about the plaintiff; (2) [...]