High Court clarifies correct test for defamation in business reputation cases
Key Points: It is now clear that the courts will ... between "slander", essentially oral defamation, and "libel", essentially written defamation. Previously it was generally necessary to show "special" or pecuniary damage in order to sue for slander.
Slander claim dismissed; libel claim proceeds
After hearing arguments for summary judgment, District Judge Valorie Vega dismissed the slander claim over Lockwood's extemporaneous remark, saying the oral statement had not been overheard by a third party. But she allowed a separate libel claim over ...
Truth-teller or bomb-thrower? Legal Schnauzer blogger jailed after violating court order
After that, Neilson found Shuler in contempt of court ... to commit libel or slander, you can be punished or sued after the act, but not stopped from the act itself. But that's exactly what happened in this instance, White said. "The order basically ...
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Ray, 20, 24 N. Church St., Madisonville, was charged Monday with contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order. • Joshua D. Bartlett, 19, 701 Clearview Drive, Madisonville, was charged Monday with failure to appear and contempt of court libel ...
Man accused of robbery back in jail
John M. Meadows, 27, of Williamsburg, now sits in Whitley County Detention Center facing contempt of court, libel/slander, resistance to order charges. JailTracker records indicate he was arrested by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. He remains jailed ...