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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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Therefore, he had prayed to the court that a decree for the recovery of damages of Rs10,000,000on account of libellous and baseless statements of defendant against the plaintiff, which was viral on social media and different TV channels, may kindly be decreed in favour of the plaintiff and against the defendant with costs.
If your review is not truthful and has a negative financial impact, then your review could be considered libellous in a court of law.
The Government of Liberia has declared as dangerous, irresponsible and libellous the news published by the Liberian newspaper New Democrat, which made scandalous and ridiculous accusations against H.
Mr James is countersuing the 50-year-old, from Llandrwa, claiming that she wrote allegedly libellous comments about him in four posts on her blog.
According to the paper, he said that if Google failed to act swiftly enough, it might be inferred to have associated itself, or made itself responsible for, a libellous post.
Abad likened liking and sharing of posts on Facebooks and twitters to showing a friend a libellous material posted on a bulletin board.
3m) in damages to French bank Societe Generale (EPA:GLE) for having written a libellous article.
The libellous phrases were keyed in by a non-native English language speakerEoACA* the specific details which were mentioned in the libelous phrases prove that the writer is an insider who intended to drag my client into this case out of maliciousness.
I have stucK with this process through thicK and thin, investing considerable amounts of time, effort and money whilst enduring libellous comments, personal abuse and threats.
Dr Upton had done no such thing, and to suggest otherwise seems positively libellous.
Referring to "Vice girls 'now turning to crime'" (GDN, March 1), I'm rather astonished by the unsubstantiated libellous accusations made by the esteemed Adliya area councillor.
Yet recently, these sites have been increasingly devolving into a platform for taking random libellous swipes at companies, individuals and, in one recent case, a well-known charity.