libel per se

libel per se

n. broadcast or written publication of a false statement about another which accuses him/her of a crime, immoral acts, inability to perform his/her profession, having a loathsome disease (like syphilis), or dishonesty in business. Such claims are considered so obviously harmful that malice need not be proved to obtain a judgment for "general damages," and not just specific losses. (See: defamation, libel, slander)

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Ratner has filed a complaint in Hawaii federal court denying the allegations and categorizing the social media post as libel per se.
com/thr-esq/brett-ratner-sues-woman-libel-rape-allegation-1054105) the Hollywood Reporter , Ratner filed a complaint in Hawaii federal court denying Kohler's allegations and categorizing the social media post as libel per se.
177, 181 (1933), that "the publication of a libel per se is such that, in the eyes of the law, its publication per se necessarily imports injury, and thereby obviates the necessity of either pleading or proving damage or malice in fact, since both of these elements are presumed as a matter of law in such cases.
Fetna has committed libel per se in publishing false statements across the internet, specifically through the Federation of Tamil Sangam of North America (Fetna) website and in its communication to member-sangams deliberately with the purpose of defaming Swamy.
The father's suit against Scott Weier alleged that this statement claimed he had committed a crime--molestation of his daughter--and was thus libel per se.
Pigott and Hotze for libel, slander, libel per se, slander per se.
in some states a jury in a libel per se case would still have to decide
So, according to William West, my observations regarding Rosie O'Donnell's half-baked behavior on "The View" and her subsequent self-aggrandizement as Bob Barker's possible replacement "arguably constitute libel per se.
Trade libel, libel per se, interference with business opportunities, violation of the California Unfair Competition Act, and violation of the California Unfair Trade Practices Act are the causes of action listed in the complaint.
All of these statements are false, have subjected the plaintiff to humiliation, scorn and ridicule throughout the world by falsely portraying her as a prostitute or as a woman who trades her body for money and they constitute defamation and libel per se," her attorney, Kenneth Thompson, said in court papers filed Tuesday.
Dink O'Neal's amateur psychiatric diagnosis of Rosie O'Donnell arguably constitutes libel per se.