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How to use defamation in a sentence
Tripp countersued Musk for defamation, but the federal judge handling the case threw it out, ruling that the technician had failed to show that the CEO had acted with actual malice.Ex-Tesla employee who tussled with Elon Musk must pay up | Verne Kopytoff | December 1, 2020 | Fortune
On Twitter, Dell’Anno also said she would be filing a claim against San Diego for defamation on behalf of her client Thursday.Morning Report: What Dems Say They’d Do With County Control | Voice of San Diego | October 8, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Burkman was quoted as saying the situation is “a joke” and threatening to sue for defamation.Michigan’s lesbian AG slaps felony charges on Wohl, Burkman for robocalls | Chris Johnson | October 1, 2020 | Washington Blade
Kolfage launched a defamation lawsuit against half a dozen online opponents.
We Build the Wall and Kolfage are also being sued for defamation by the National Butterfly Center.Private Border Wall Fundraisers Have Been Arrested on Fraud Charges | by Perla Trevizo, Jeremy Schwartz and Lexi Churchill | August 20, 2020 | ProPublica
Meanwhile, the Anti-defamation League issued a statement deploring the state GOP for its failure to censure Duke.
Among these are obscenity, defamation, fighting words, express incitement to unlawful conduct, and threats.Does Free Speech Cover Murder Fantasies? The Supreme Court’s Definition of a ‘Threat’ | Geoffrey R. Stone | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She later sued Eminem for defamation over the violent song and the case was settled out of court.Eminem’s Rape Fantasy with Iggy Azalea: The Tired, Juvenile Misogyny Needs to Stop | Marlow Stern | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of the suits against Kelley charged her with defamation for calling Miller an “intimacy stalker” in her LiveJournal page.
One researcher, in defense of the animals, even sued Disney for defamation (PDF) of character.‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic | Kevin Fallon | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The issue in an action for defamation is not the character of the plaintiff, but the wrongfulness of the particular statement.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Another bill carried this session made some alterations in the law relating to defamation and libel.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Gossip in all its moods and tenses, from the vague indicative of mere innuendo, to the full subjunctive of open defamation!The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) | Charles James Lever
I do not know that any law-proceedings were afterwards taken against him for defamation of character.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 459 | Various
There he found Anthony Panton continuing his campaign of defamation against him.Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660 | Wilcomb E. Washburn
British Dictionary definitions for defamation
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