trade libel

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trade libel

The intentional disparagement of a property or a business. The statements must be false and must result in monetary loss in order to give rise to a cause of action.

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111) Rather than holding the poster of the hyperlink liable, Abella reasoned that "it is the actual creator or poster of the defamatory words" who should be held liable for defamation.
9) At the same time, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") (10)--the principle backer of defamation of religion resolutions at the UN--was able to declare Resolution 16/18 nothing more than the "exploring [of an] alternative approach[].
He claimed that in order to be considered employment-related, defamation must meet two standards: (1) the author of the defamation must be the plaintiff's superior--defamation by a peer does not constitute employment-related defamation; and (2) the subject of the defamation must be the plaintiff's performance during the employment--an insult by a former supervisor does not constitute employment-related defamation.
Gandhi has been booked in a criminal defamation case in a Bhiwandi court in Thane district of Maharashtra for allegedly blaming Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS) for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Supreme Court clubbed Rahul's petition with similar petitions filed by his political opponents BJP's Subramaniam Swamy and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who had also urged doing away with Sections 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment) of the Indian Penal Code which carry a two-year jail term for defamation.
If the court agrees, that would effectively make Olaroiu guilty of defamation until the court makes a final ruling.
During the month of September, five cases of religious defamation, the defendants of which are currently being tried, prompted the release of the report.
Anthony's lawyers requested that the pair of defamation suits be heard as part of her bankruptcy proceedings.
false light invasion of privacy and defamation have much in
The Cyber Crime Act has not been implemented effectively in order to combat online defamation crimes.
The law of defamation is complex and difficult to understand.
On this basis, employers enjoy most of their immunity from employee-review defamation actions.