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Richard_Head
06-13-2003, 05:14 PM
Since our legal expert is no longer amongst us (I hope), I thought I'd throw out another legal term, I'm not making any judgements, just stating facts (go ahead, read between the lines).

Libel:

(A) a written or oral defamatory statement or representation that conveys an unjustly unfavorable impression, (B) (1) : a statement or representation published without just cause and tending to expose another to public contempt (2) : defamation of a person by written or representational means (3) : the publication of blasphemous, treasonable, seditious, or obscene writings or pictures (4) : the act, tort, or crime of publishing such a libel.

Any thoughts?

fishnet
06-13-2003, 05:26 PM
[email protected] RH. On TUSCL... Mike claimed he never said he was a lawyer! He is a real estate investor interested in local laws. :o I could have sworn he said he was an attorney somewhere on this board. ::)

Richard_Head
06-13-2003, 05:30 PM
LOL, he said a lot of shit, none of which I believe.

I am just wondering if libel covers message boards/review sites, I would think so when posts are made only to damage someone's reputation and earning potential and have no acutal factual basis whatsoever. Once again, I'm not making any judgements [winky], I'm just curious.

Richard_Head
06-14-2003, 05:26 AM
Isn't Carlos a lawyer, perhaps he could offer his expertise.