Libel Law

Libel is a legal claim for false statements of fact about a person that are printed, or otherwise communicated to others.  In order for the person about whom a statement is made to recover for libel, the false statement must be defamatory, meaning that it actually harms the reputation of the other person, as opposed to being merely insulting or offensive.  The statement(s) alleged to be defamatory must also be a false statement of fact.  That which is name-calling, hyperbole, or, however characterized, cannot be proven true or false, cannot be the subject of a libel claim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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