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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Moving on to malicious falsehood, Ms Franci explained that the legal action can be raised as an alternative to defamation.
He also seeks an order of the court, 'directing the defendant to retract the defamatory publications and malicious falsehood within 48 hours of delivery of judgment in the case and publication of an apology on his Facebook timeline and other mainstream media channels in a form approved by counsel to the plaintiff'.
Papudesu filed suit against his insurance carrier, alleging, inter alia, breach of contract negligence, bad faith, breach of fiduciary obligation, civil conspiracy, tortious interference with his business, relationship, abuse of process, and malicious falsehood and commercial libel.
In addition, the Grand National-winning owner is seeking damages for defamation, malicious falsehood, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligence and breaches of his constitutional rights.
Paul has nearly 30 years experience dealing with commercial litigation and civil disputes including cases involving trade libel & malicious falsehood, sports disciplinary, partnership disputes, company law (including warranty disputes and shareholder claims), contract disputes, health sector issues, debt recovery and various regulatory matters including defended health and safety and environmental prosecutions.
CITY councillors were surprised to receive a letter from a firm of Merseyside solicitors informing them of a unique combination of services in connection with defamation "a wide range of defamation claims including libel, slander and malicious falsehood", showing their public spiritedness and telling the councillors "we are passionate about the people we work for and work around the clock".
The solicitor in turn, on learning of the complaint, sues his clients for libel and malicious falsehood, and wins - thanks to a High Court jury which decides the letter was defamatory and the client had written it out of malice.
Justice Jacob sitting in London ruled that a Ryanair ad headlined 'Expensive BA..DS!' may 'amount to vulgar abuse' but did not constitute malicious falsehood as alleged by BA.
"It is a malicious falsehood. I have never and would never accept an improper payments of the kind alleged.
Normally, payments on accusations of malicious falsehood involving officers above the rank of superintendent start at pounds 25,000.