Firstly, defamation against a company might damage the reputation of products or services that the company sells, resulting in lower sales. Secondly, defamation against a company might result in difficulties to raise investment, and thirdly, defamation against a company might result a slap to the company’s share price, defamation of a company could therefore result in a simultaneous loss of confidence by both customers and investors at a time when the company is in urgent need for cash.
This might result in the company exposing itself to a hostile takeover.
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