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Synonyms for libel

Synonyms for libel

Words related to libel

a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person

the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks

print slanderous statements against

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It was entirely focused on the effects of the libels on our other children and the damage that was done in the search for Madeleine.
Mr Asghar, who is bringing the libel action jointly with another mosque member called Abdul Rehman Mujahid, told the court that Mr Mujahid was seriously ill with kidney failure and was undergoing dialysis treatment.
Anderson put me to work researching cases and talking to other journalists who had suffered from libel suit abuses and outrageous claims.
If you know you speak the truth, why be worried about libel," he added.
We cannot have that libel law in a country where democracy is primarily infringed on the freedom of speech and of expression, and where media is considered the Fourth Estate," Rodriguez said.
The Speech Act that was passed unanimously by the US Congress and signed into law in the summer of 2010 protects American writers like me from the chilling effect of foreign libel laws.
Upton, a police officer from Oklahoma who pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of criminal libel and received a deferred sentence.
The largest British libel award stands at [pounds sterling]1.
Hinkle said the two main libel risks come from accusations of criminal conduct and statements that damage a person's reputation in their business or occupation.
We may know, or think we know, that they were, but the burden of proof in all libel cases rests on the publication (or TV station) alleged to have committed the libel - and how can we possibly prove to the satisfaction of a court that the slow start and the less than exemplary ride were not unfortunate coincidences?
None of our well-settled libel defenses will apply to The Register-Guard's publication of Bush's libelous accusation.
Today's verdict will be the end of a separate courtroom fight in which they accused the UK Government of breaching their human rights because UK law denies libel defendants legal aid and because the libel laws obliged them to justify every word of anti-McDonald's allegations contained in the leaflets they distributed.
DOCUMENTARY film-maker Michael Moore's lawyer has asked a judge to dismiss a libel lawsuit brought against him.
Publisher, Secker & Warburg, a division of Random House, has dropped the British publication of Craig Unger's, 'House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties', fearing libel suits from wealthy Saudis.
Maryvelma Smith O'Neil enters headlong into these historiographical quandaries by treating the event that made Baglione the butt of historians' jokes, the libel trial he instigated against Caravaggio which gave us the irascible Lombard artist's famous one-liner: "I don't know of any painter who thinks that Giovanni Baglione is a good painter.