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Parmiter v. Coupland

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    Bloomberg Law

    Citation. 151 Eng. Rep. 340, 342 (Ex. 1840).

    Brief Fact Summary. There are no facts in the casebook.

    Synopsis of Rule of Law. A publication, without justification or lawful excuse, which is calculated to injure the reputation of another, by exposing him to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, is a libel.

    Facts. There are no facts in the casebook.

    Issue. What is libel?

    Held. A publication, without justification or lawful excuse, which is calculated to injure the reputation of another, by exposing him to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, is a libel.

    Discussion. Libel is a defamatory statement expressed in a fixed medium, especially writing, but also a picture, sign, or electronic broadcast.


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