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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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However, the world-class resort 'encountered a series of booking cancellations, even on its peak season' as a result of the libelous videos.
Co is a victim of an unprovoked, unjustified and libelous attack against his honor, character, reputation, and decent standing in our society," stressed Garbin.
But this immunity does not apply to libelous remarks made during media interviews, clearly as these attacks were done outside the halls of the Senate - and definitely not when these were discharged with the pure intention of destroying me,' he added.
They didn't say that libelous complaints were justified.
"I was about to write some defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, abusive, profane, threatening, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive or illegal information or material in response to this, but then I read your post and found out I'm not allowed to," a user posted.
Further, a complaint has also been registered with PEMRA under section 26(2) of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 against ARY channel, its CEO and the anchors named above for airing a slanderous and libelous programme about the Finance Minister, the spokesperson added.
"He did not mention my name, but he referred to me in a libelous manner by calling me a PKK academic," explained YenigE-n explained to Today's Zaman in a phone interview, adding that it was "an outrageous accusation against me."
Eringer removed the false and libelous stories from his blog but has so far refused to make any payment to the Prince and others for damages.
I don't think an accusation of being homosexual is libelous any more, although it might have been considered almost per se libelous 100 or 50 years ago."
You'd better watch what you publish--it could be seen as libelous..
The Nation's Health does not accept letters that are personal attacks or can potentially be defamatory or libelous. Full details are online at www.apha.org/publications/tnh/about.htm.
The Ontario Court of Appeals has ruled that a libelous posting on the Internet causes more damage than a similar statement that appears in traditional print media.