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Tortious damage to a reputation. When the defamation is specifically written use "libel"; use "slander" when it is specifically spoken.

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What is the "important thing" that can make a true statement defamatory wrt the X/Media Matters lawsuit?

It is in the news that Elon Musk's social media platform X has sued Media Matters a media watchdog group. Media Matters has published multiple reports about X alleging adverts for major companies have ...
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EU whistleblowing directive and legal assistance

In the EU whistleblowing Directive (EU) 2019/1937, it's stated that if the whistleblower is sued for defamation, legal assistance should be provided to him/her. If we assume the legal actions have ...
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Could Stossel have sued Facebook (for defamation) in a state other than California?

Interestingly, California seems to a place where it's harder to win a defamation lawsuit because the 9th Circuit has more or less "overridden", or at least issued a more clear test of ...
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Are awards ever subsequently revised based on new developments, other than divorce cases?

In a divorce case, alimony may be subsequently modified either up or down, based on the changes in financial circumstances of either the payor (usually the husband) or the recipient (usually the wife)....
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What are the rules about defamation when information is accidentally released?

It is in the news that Omid Scobie, the author of the book Endgame, is claiming that he produced an early version of his book with potentially defamatory statements about the UK royal family. This ...
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Is "accusing one liable to offence" indirectly libel?

Suppose there are three people, A, B, and C. A and B has a personal dispute, all parties know each other, and on one day, B's private chat group was attacked and destroyed by an unknown person, whose ...
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