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defamation

(dĕf″ă-mā′shŭn)
In law, an act of communication that is a quasi-intentional tort (civil wrong) that occurs when one person communicates false information to another person that injures or harms a third person who, as a result, is shamed, held in contempt, ridiculed, loses status or reputation in the community, or experiences loss of employment or of earnings. Oral defamation is slander. Written defamation is libel.
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Yet the striker has argued throughout the last five weeks that he only refused to warm up at Allianz Arena and is thought highly likely to appeal against the judgement, but also that the 27-year-old is considering suing Mancini for defamation of character over his comments.
He has since being fined two weeks' wages and has threatened to sue Mancini for defamation of character.
It is also understood the 27-year-old is considering suing Mancini for defamation of character over his comments.
The Argentina striker wants to take legal action against manager Roberto Mancini for defamation of character over the Italian's claim that Tevez refused to come on as sub at Bayern Munich last month, the Sun reports.
HE'S CLAIMING DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER AND IS SUING FOR THE DEFENDANT'S DINNER DESSERT FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.
"I have to appeal against the charges and the findings because I feel they represent a defamation of character and I am increasingly upset when I re-read the GTC's findings.
Bakri is being sued for 2.5 million NIS for producing the film in charges of slander and defamation of character.However these soldiers were neither shown, nor mentioned, in the film.
Swamy to immediately issue a public retraction of the statement within 24 hours, failing which Karunanidhi would institute appropriate civil and/or criminal proceedings against him for defamation of character.
El-Badry accused him of defamation of character in several columns Shahin wrote for various newspapers.
commits a tortious act within the state, except as to a cause of action for defamation of character arising from the act; or
"I was so concerned that if I stepped out of line, I could suffer the same defamation of character," Miss Henderson said.
She can't believe him and it appears their friendship is over for good when creepy lawyer Tim Collins resurfaces and claims Steph is suing Toadie for defamation of character.