Need to Know:
- Unit Owners and association members often say mean and rude things about Board members, even though those Board Members are volunteers.
- For a Board Member to have a viable claim for defamation the Board member must recognize that the courts view them as limited public figures, which means they MUST be able to allege and prove that.
- The defendant published a false and defamatory statement about the plaintiff, and
- The statement was made with actual malice, i.e., with knowledge the statements were false or with what amounts to conscious disregard of their falsity.
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