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malice,

in law, an intentional violation of the law of crimes or tortstort,
in law, the violation of some duty clearly set by law, not by a specific agreement between two parties, as in breach of contract. When such a duty is breached, the injured party has the right to institute suit for compensatory damages.
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 that injures another person. Malice need not involve a malignant spirit or the definite intent to do harm. To prove malice, it is sufficient to show the willful doing of an injurious act without what is considered a lawful excuse. A malicious state of mind may be inferred from reckless and wanton acts that a normal person should know might produce or threaten injury to others. Malice aforethought is a technical element of murdermurder,
criminal homicide, usually distinguished from manslaughter by the element of malice aforethought. The most direct case of malicious intent occurs when the killer is known to have adopted the deliberate intent to commit the homicidal act at some time before it is actually
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. In libel and slander cases, malice consists of publishing material out of spite or with evil intent, with a reckless disregard for its truth or falsity (see New York Times Company v. SullivanNew York Times Company v. Sullivan,
case decided in 1964 by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1960, the Times ran a fundraising advertisement signed by civil-rights leaders that criticized, among other things, certain actions of the Montgomery, Ala., police department.
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malice

Law the state of mind with which an act is committed and from which the intent to do wrong may be inferred
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The CA emphasized that the foreigner in this case was neither a public official nor a public figure, and thus, even without malice on the part of Carrie, et al., the news item published had been done in violation of said Article 19 because no bona fide effort has been made to ascertain the truth thereof.
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Malice, persecution and cheap public relations stance will not deliver war against corruption.
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In a 10-page resolution issued by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Lilian Doris Alejo and approved by Officer in Charge Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon, the justice department held that the complainants failed to prove there was 'malice,' one of the elements in the crime of libel, on the statements issued by the respondents linking the Garin couple and several others in the anomalous implementation of the health department's anti-dengue vaccine program.
Summary: Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Sept 4 (ANI): Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who has been named in an FIR filed in the Gurugram land grab case, claimed that the case was filed based on "political malice."
This myth is based on a perceived insurmountability of the requirement imposed on public figures to prove "actual" or "constitutional" malice by clear and convincing evidence when suing for defamation.
Sullivan, 1964), the court noted, is not to be confused with common-law malice and "evil intent" or "motive arising from spite or ill-will."
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Based on her responsibilities as set forth in the Virginia Code, a school board's Director of Budget & Finance was a "public official" who had to show actual malice to prove that a TV news station defamed her.