Understanding Defamation

25 Sep

Originally, there was no need to enact a civil law remedy for defamation of the deceased, because there were criminal libel statutes. These were designed to maintain the public peace when one person spoke ill of a dead person, and violence was feared by the government authorities. Over the centuries, the threat to public peace diminished, yet defamatory speech levied against dead persons has not.

By Julie Noel   Mon, Aug 01, 2011




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Posted by on September 25, 2011 in Cadeflaw Articles


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