DEFAMATION - Thursday, February 14, 2008 Elements of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Thursday, February 14, 2008 Elements of Defamation Defamation o Speech that tends to lower a person’s reputation before others, causes the person to be shunned, or exposes that person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule Slander Vs Libel o Slander-Defamation which is spoken o Libel-Defamation that is printed o Medicated Communication-saying something that’s broadcast, treated as if it’s libel, even though it’s spoken The Plaintiff-party who initiates the lawsuit (person who was defamed) Proving a defamation claim o Publication (or broadcast) o Identification o Defamation o Fault o Injury Publication-someone printed something about you Identification o By name (yes) o By inference (yes) o By group (maybe) Defamation
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
o Damage to the esteem or social standing in which one is held o Damage through ridicule o Damage through words imputing disease or mental illness o Damaging one in her occupation, trade, or profession o Damage to a corporation’s integrity, credit, or availability to carry on business Fault o Negligence; want of care o An improper act or omission, injurious to another, and transpiring
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course COMM 259 taught by Professor Herbeck during the Spring '08 term at Bryan College.

Page1 / 6

DEFAMATION - Thursday, February 14, 2008 Elements of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online