What Is Libel Per Se?
When libel is clear on its face, without the need for any explanatory matter, it is called libel per se. The following are often found to be libelous per se:
A statement that falsely:
- Charges any person with crime, or with having been indicted, convicted, or punished for crime;
- Imputes in him the present existence of an infectious, contagious, or loathsome disease;
- Tends directly to injure him in respect to his office, profession, trade or business, either by imputing to him general disqualification in those respects that the office or other occupation peculiarly requires, or by imputing something with reference to his office, profession, trade, or business that has a natural tendency to lessen its profits
- Imputes to him impotence or a want of chastity.
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Additional Defamation FAQs
- What Is Defamation?
- What Are Slander And Libel?
- Are Insults, Critiques And Opinions Considered Defamatory?
- Are E-Mail And On-Line Activities Subject To Laws Relating To Defamation?
- Can I Be Sued For Defamation Of Character If I Am Writing A Book Based On A True Story?
- I Think Ive Been Defamed, How Can I Prove It?
- What Damages Can I Recover From A Defamation Of Character Suit?
- What Are The Elements Of A Defamation Claim?
- What Defenses May Be Available To Someone Who Is Sued For Defamation?
- May Someone Other Than The Person Who Originally Made The Defamatory Statement Be Legally Liable In Defamation?
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