malicious falsehood


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malicious falsehood

an actually spiteful communication, which is false, and which causes or is calculated to cause damage. Also known as injurious falsehood, it is known under four heads: slander of title (in the sense of legal ownership); slander of property (in the sense of physical land or buildings); slander of goods (moveables); and slander of business.
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Judge Savage ruled the postings were not malicious falsehoods, but fair and reasonable comment, and said the ex-councillor was an interfering busybody with a degree of pomposity.
may 'amount to vulgar abuse' but did not constitute malicious falsehood as alleged by BA.
Normally, payments on accusations of malicious falsehood involving officers above the rank of superintendent start at pounds 25,000.
Neeson, nominated for an Academy Award for his role in ``Schindler's List,'' and Richardson, who won a Tony Award this year for ``Cabaret,'' had sued the publishers of the Mirror tabloid for libel and malicious falsehood after publication of the story last month.
VADUZ, Liechtenstein, May 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In the continuing story concerning the board room dispute at PetroCapital Resources Plc, which has resulted in the resignation of the founder and most of the board of that company, a notification to the PLUS market regulators and a delisting of the shares of the company, a High Court claim was filed today against another exiting director and chairman Manoli Olympitis, as well as the company itself, for defamation, intimidation, breach of contract and malicious falsehood brought by its former COO and shareholder, Axel von Schubert.
Both men claim they are the victims of malicious falsehood and negligent misstatement.
Not in some trumped-up court of public opinion, or through a trial by innuendo, or subjected to unproven malicious falsehood.
They are nowbringing further proceedings against Payzone for damages relating to breach of contract and for malicious falsehood.
The accusation was levelled at burly rugby player Tony Kennedy who is seeking pounds 5,000 damages for malicious falsehood against his long time foe, Coun Martin Mullaney, a Liberal Democrat who is vice chairman of the city's planning committee.
Mr Kennedy is suing Coun Martin Mullaney (Lib Dem Moseley & Kings Heath) for malicious falsehood over content relating to the alleged assault which was posted on a website chatroom and internet site he runs.
They were designed to protect the innocent from malicious falsehood.
The player's legal team will meet today to discuss bringing a civil action against him for creating a malicious falsehood.