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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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They are at level two: They have trademark registrations on TORI GIRL and on the logo design with the product name CALUMNY. But now a competitor is selling a cosmetic product with a very similar ponytail design in a case that resembles the CALUMNY perfume bottle.
"We believe that justice was done in the Scottish judgement and the appeal, and we believe that the Scottish judicial system is praiseworthy, despite the calumny visited upon it by Megrahi's supporters.
Israeli officials had reacted furiously to the Newsweek story, with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman calling it a "malicious calumny".
NNA - National News Agency Director, Laure Sleiman Sb, on Thursday said that journalism was never a political bazr or a dais for slander, calumny, and lies, but rather a pen that conveys news with objectivity, accuracy, and impartiality.
Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi dismissed as "gossip, disinformation and sometimes calumny" the reports, which are linked to an investigation by a committee of cardinals last year over a series of damaging leaks of confidential papal documents.
Ahmedabad/Lucknow, Dec.9 ( ANI ): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made light of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech at a campaign rally in Gujarat on Sunday, saying that Singh was just an addition to the Congress Party's 'Campaign of Calumny'.
They termed the allegations as calumny against the prince.
"I have come to launch a campaign of ideas, not one of calumny. I have come to preach love, not hate.
The former DPS deputy chair has also stated that he was not afraid of potential attack by his former party and added that he was the only one who sued Dogan over calumny.
Calumny is not a term commonly used nowadays but certainly one that has surfaced as a common intention of free speech: in that the common use of the ability to voice an opinion can also be a chance to slander someone's reputation.
Fisher (a specialist in constitutional law at the Law Library of the Library of Congress) defends the role of the US Congress in the American constitutional system, arguing that while all three branches of government have records that are decidedly mixed, the calumny that is often reserved for Congress as inherently inept threatens its subordination to the less democratic institutions of the executive and the judiciary.
Fortunately, the club's owners David Gold and David Sullivan have been able to dismiss that calumny with grace and eloquence.