actionable per se

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actionable per se,

n a lawsuit in which the aggrieved party need not show loss in order to receive monetary compensation.
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Statements that fall within these actionable per se categories are deemed to be so obviously and materially harmful to the plaintiff that malice is implied and injury to reputation is presumed.
If a defamatory statement does not fall within one of the limited categories of statements that are actionable per se, then the claim should be pled per quod.
However, even if a statement falls into one of the per se categories, it will not be found actionable per se if it is reasonably capable of an "innocent construction.