My question involves defamation in the state of: GA although the real people are all over the world
I was planning to write a fictitious account on a real life situation and involvs real people. Although 60% of it will be fictitious, a good 40% will be real. Also there are several real people who will be part of this. If the disclaimer says, the book is a work of fiction, can I use the names of real people without any legal threat? I dont intend to write anything insluting, but you never know how people react. Even if the book is fictitious, could I be in threat because some parts of the story actually happened in real life and involved other people's real names and they felt it was insulting? I could change names, but dont want to if it is not illegal.
Thanks for your suggestions,