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libel

1. Law
a. the publication of defamatory matter in permanent form, as by a written or printed statement, picture, etc.
b. the act of publishing such matter
2. Ecclesiastical law a claimant's written statement of claim
3. Scots law the formal statement of a charge
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Amaral, who led the initial investigation into the disappearance in 2007, has been ordered to pay Madeleine's parents half a million euro in libel damages.
In his statement to the court, Mr Hayat went on to refer to evidence lodged as part of the libel case in which a witness, Mian Abdul Rashid, claimed he had been pressured by Mr Asghar to give a false statement in which he denied signing an earlier statement that alleged bad behaviour on the part of the AM in the context of a dispute over the ownership of two mosques in Newport.
Anderson was constantly dogged by libel lawsuit threats and, occasionally, by real lawsuits demanding tens of thousands of dollars in actual damages and millions of dollars in punitive damages.
The provision pertains to online libel or the act of slandering or destroying someone's reputation through the use of Internet or other electronic media.
Although this bill abolishes the penalty of imprisonment, it has increased the amount from the present maximum of P6,000 to the maximum of P30,000, to accomplish the purpose of penalizing libel and deterring would be violators," Rodriguez said.
Wealthy foreign claimants have turned London into the 'hub of libel tourism' and made the English Bar happy.
27) Accordingly, despite the numerous arguments and the historical tide rising against criminal libel, there are tangible reasons to consider criminalizing behavior that constitutes a potential threat to the security of the community: the posting of false information about others on the Internet.
A statement from London-based law firm Simons Muirhead and Burton confirmed they were "representing Robert Murat in respect of a number of libel actions".
The former Conservative MP admitted both charges following the collapse of his libel case against The Guardian newspaper and Granada TV over reports that a Saudi businessman had paid for a stay at the Paris Ritz hotel in breach of ministerial rules.
Umbrella policies also cover libel, negligence, plagiarism, slander, and defamation of character, which are not covered in standard policies according to WomensFinance.
International libel and privacy handbook; a global reference for journalists, publishers, webmasters, and lawyers.
Bloomberg Press (New York) has released "International Libel and Privacy Handbook," a hardbound volume that offers a side-by-side comparison of laws and customs relating to libel and privacy in major countries worldwide.