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Libelous

In the nature of a written Defamation ,a communication that tends to injure reputation.

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'We publish the text of petitions that we reject, as long as they're not: defamatory, libellous or illegal in another way; about a case that is active in the UK courts or about something that a court has issued an injunction over,' it concluded.
The WST categorically deny maKing any libellous comments, threats or abuse to Ms Booth, and "would advise her to taKe this matter up with North Wales Police".
He said: ''This matter was made worse in the claimant's eyes because the article complained of was first published on May 9, just 16 days after the defendant had made a public apology in open court in respect of the publication of an earlier libellous article." Victoria Jolliffe, counsel for 365 Media Group Ltd, the website's publishers, said the allegations made in the article were without foundation and offered its "sincere apologies to Mr O'Neill for the distress and anxiety caused to him." Villa latest: Page 54 birminghampost.net/villa For the latest team news
Spencer admitted his comments were libellous but claimed damages against him should be small because they were only on the site for a short time.
To undermine staff in this way is totally unprofessional and libellous, as if staff do not get slated enough at present.
Both he and Browne, we are told, share (how often?) "an irregular seven-syllable line that reinforces the vernacular informality of the verse." When, however, Browne in the seventh eclogue of The Shepheards Pipe engages with (Wither's speciality) "the market for libellous satire" and the scandalous Somerset/Howard marriage, not only does he not use heptasyllables; he also contrives that the first exchanges of Palinode (literally "backwards song") and Hobbinoll should, actually, re-verse each other, diagrammatizing divergence and playing wittily (and not at all informally) upon the meaning of "recant"--which Hobbinoll, besotted bridegroom that he is, won't, at least not in any commonly derived sense.
Last night the FBU demanded that Mr Jenkin publicly retract his "potent- ially libellous" comments - or face legal action by the union.
The Finnish central bureau of investigation suspects that there may be libellous information in the book.
The charges against the newspaper and against Mirdamadi as its boss include propaganda against the Islamic regime, publication of untrue and libellous articles, supporting counterrevolutionaries and other opponents of the regime, offending religious beliefs, inciting political violence and spreading corrupted Western culture.
A Finnish man has been sentenced to pay FIM2,800 in fines for sending two libellous text messages to a telephone chat line.
The spiky-haired musician was linked with the 'wrong' team in claret and blue - in a slip-up which he branded 'almost libellous!'
The government branded on Saturday media reports linking President Nicos Anastasiades and his law firm to the so-called Troika laundromat as libellous and devoid of reality.