Other remedies that may be applicable as an alternative to defamation include an action for injurious falsehood. In this situation, the injured person or corporation will have suffered a monetary loss as a result of a false statement made in an attempt to cause loss and without any lawful justification. An action in injurious falsehood requires a finding of the court either that the defendant intended to cause harm or that the harm was the natural and probable result of a false and malicious statement.
In some cases, an injured party may have a course of action under the Trade Practices Act for deceptive or misleading conduct.
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