PRAD 375 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Actual Malice, First Amendment To The United States Constitution, Public Figure

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Holding up of a person to ridicule, scorn or contempt to a respectable and considerable part of the community is. In libel law, a defendant cannot be found liable for defamation unless his/her statement was not true. A public speech falsely accusing an individual of criminal activity. A breach of a duty that results in reasonably foreseeable harm is known as. In libel law, the libelous material must contain ____________. This asserts an untrue fact that would cause harm to the plaintiff"s reputation in the mind of right thinking persons. The student newspaper runs a story which states that some members of the faculty do not have the degrees they claim to have. Because of the story, the administration launches an investigation into the credentials of its faculty, and discovers professor sue doughnym has falsified records. The question is not whether she will win a defamation suit but whether she has been identified.

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