Slanderous Scenarios: Divorce Blog - a reckless disregard...

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Publication Yes, a blog posting was made that was made accessible to viewers across the web Identification Yes, Maria Garrido was identified via the descriptions in the postings of her estranged marriage. Defamation No, William Krasnansky made fictionalized blog posts about their marriage. Even if it was harmful to Maria’s reputation, the blogs statements about their fictionalized marriage is clearly written in a context that there’s no concrete assertion. Falsity Maria has to prove that the claims made in William Krasnansky’s blogs as
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Unformatted text preview: a reckless disregard for the truth. Fault Yes, Maria is a private individual and only needs to prove negligence. Damages Yes, Maria should receive general damages. Maria’s case is enough to warrant general damages for the humiliation and pain and suffering endured from her divorce. Ruling: Maria does not have a case to make for libel. Unfortunately for Maria, William is protected under the First Amendment and can continue his fictitious blog if he chooses to do so....
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