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United States defamation law

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The origins of the United States' defamation laws pre-date the American Revolution; one influential case in 1734 involved John Peter Zenger and established ...

Defamation Law: The Basics - FindLaw

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Defamation law, for as long as it has been in existence in the United States, has had to walk a fine line between the right to freedom of speech and the right of a ...

Online Defamation Law | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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The Bloggers' FAQ on Online Defamation Law provides an overview of defamation (libel) law, including a discussion of the constitutional and statutory privileges ...

Defamation - Legal Dictionary | Law.com

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defamation. n. the act of making untrue statements about another which damages his/her reputation. If the defamatory statement is printed or broadcast over the ...

Defamation legal definition of defamation

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The public figure law of defamation was first delineated in new york times v. sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 84 S. Ct. 710, 11 L. Ed. 2d 686 (1964). In Sullivan, the plaintiff ...

How Do You Prove a Defamation of Character Claim? - The Law ...

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Defamation of character is a term that is used to describe when false statement is written or spoken about an individual with the intent of harming or slan.

Libel Vs Slander - Defamation | Laws.com

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What is the difference between libel and slander? Libel and slander are both forms of defamation. Defamation is a common law tort, governed by state law, ...

Defamation: Libel and Slander | ExpertLaw

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While actions for defamation have their roots in common law, most jurisdictions have now enacted ...

Defamation | Digital Media Law Project

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Aug 12, 2008 ... Defamation is the general term for a legal claim involving injury to one's reputation caused by a false statement of fact and includes both libel ...

State Law: Defamation | Digital Media Law Project

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Aug 12, 2008 ... Choose a state from the list below for state-specific information on defamation law. For general information on defamation and false light , see ...

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Defamation Law Made Simple | Nolo.com

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"Defamation" is a catch-all term for any statement that hurts someone's reputation . Written defamation is called "libel," and spoken defamation is called "slander.

Defamation Law - Guide to Libel and Slander Law - HG.org

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Defamation Law falls under Tort Law. It refers to false statements about a person, communicated as fact to one or more other persons by an individual or entity ...

Defamation | Wex Legal Dictionary / Encyclopedia | LII / Legal ...

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Under the common law, private defamation claims were actional per se, meaning that a defendant could be held liable for saying something that defamed the ...