Chapter 4 - Question 1 Richard files the suit against Dun...

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Question 1 Richard files the suit against Dun and ground it on the fact of the libel defamation. Libel involves the making of defamatory statements in a printed or fixed medium, such as a magazine or newspaper. Typically, the elements of a cause of action for defamation include: 1. A false and defamatory statement concerning another In our case Richard has two car accidents but Dun’s letters says, “He is the worst driver in the city”. This statement may be qualified as defamation because it is not true. It is simply his opinion. He is providing different information than just information about these two car accidents. If he would write that Richard recently had two car accidents, it would be a true statement. 2. The unprivileged publication of the statement to a third party (that is, somebody other than the person defamed by the statement) In fact Dun write a letter to the union and to other construction companies. Dun states in his letter that Richard is the “worst driver in the city” and that
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course ACC 101 taught by Professor Corolinsky during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Albany.

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Chapter 4 - Question 1 Richard files the suit against Dun...

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