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.
According to (http://www.hollywoodreporter.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. The filmmaker also claimed he suffered emotional distress, anxiety, worry, anger and his personal and professional reputations were damaged because of the allegations.
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." In many jurisdictions, libel evolved into
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 Iowa court retained the distinction in the context of "libel per se" cases.
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
(24.) Not surprisingly, these rationales also help explain why the Court did not decide to declare criminal libel per se unconstitutional.
When I do testify publicly, my statements are covered by a "journalist" who has publicly stated she engaged in "libel per se" against me in the past, and who has been nursing a deep and public anger against me following a ugly confrontation in the fall.
Kalams appealed claiming that the trial court improperly: (1) precluded his expert witness from testifying on the issue of causation in the medical malpractice cause of action; (2) instructed the jury that the plaintiff must prove causation in the action for libel per se; and (3) granted eight peremptory challenges to each party.
Adopting the doctrine that second-guessing a judge amounts to libel per se would inhibit freewheeling debate about an entire branch of the government.
Kevorkian "a killer." The trial court found that the statements were not constitutionally protected, and constituted libel per se. The defendants appealed.