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an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

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While we're talking about bad laws dealing with libel and slander, let's raise some questions about other laws involving speech -- namely, blackmail laws.
As to the publication of defamatory content in Malaysia, it is provided in section 3 of the Malaysian Defamation Act 1957 that 'for the purpose of the law of libel and slander the broadcasting of words by means of radio communication shall be treated as publication in a permanent form'.
She said that this was part of a campaign to libel and slander the Sisterhood, which started with Al-Fagr's article against them.
This paradigm has emerged out of the longstanding distinction between libel and slander, and involves the use of extremely broad and unsustainable generalizations about the media through which impugned statements are transmitted in order to determine how particular defamation cases are assessed.
In libel and slander cases brought against governmental employees and/or officials, the loss of governmental immunity can only result in situations in which a governmental official or employee acts out of malice toward the one who is allegedly the victim of libel or slander.
Lacking a constitutional framework, each province sets its own libel and slander rules, the result of which is that every national publication has to operate as if it were governed by the lowest-common-denominator regulations of Queensland, where truth is not an absolute defense, if a court finds the published information lacks sufficient "public interest.
We give our members massive legal support now but not in areas of libel and slander.
In most provinces, however, the distinction between libel and slander has been removed.
Defamation issues, such as libel and slander, may be of particular importance in a community of competitors.
Exposures may increase for privacy, defamation, copyright, libel and slander, but there would be minimum impact if the Web site was inoperable.
In other lawsuits, harassing or obscene messages, copyright violations, or libel and slander have all been found to be "smoking guns" in court battles.
When the board backed Kudelka's decision, Glasco launched a libel and slander suit against Kudelka and other company executives on January 28, 1999, claiming human rights violations.
Nye depicts a society where journalists, politicians, jealous husbands, and sundry other honorable hotheads insult and injure each other, and, weak libel and slander laws aiding, resolve their disputes with the point of an epee.
The common law torts of libel and slander make up defamation law.
The ASBL plans to file an additional suit against the SBA to obtain all of Stamler's e-mails in preparation for a suit against Stamler and the SBA for libel and slander.