The Language of Defamation Cases

This leaves the message itself as the best evidence in a defamation case, one of Tiersma's main points. The most obvious aspect of defamatory language is the message itself, the words and expressions used in allegedly defamatory ...

The Language of Defamation Cases

Slander and libel cases are largely about how one party uses language in ways that are claimed to defame one another. Linguistic expertise can be central to the case. Here, Shuy describes 11 representative lawsuits for which he served as a consultant.

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