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going to bee pic about this site needs to be shut down

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slander

United States

#1 Jan 28, 2013
Slander?

Slander is one of two types of defamation, which is issuing a false statement about another person that causes that person harm or damage. One type of defamation is slander, the other is libel. Slander is verbally or orally telling one or more people an untruth about another person that causes harm to that personís reputation or standing in his community. Libel is using a written or broadcast medium to spread lies about a person.

While slander is not a crime, it is a civil matter and can become the basis for a lawsuit. Damages in a slander case are difficult to prove, so a monetary award is usually going to be for actual damages, also known as special damages, only. Special damages provide compensation for monetary losses resulting from slander.

If there is malicious intent the award can be higher. In these cases general damages, which is payment for emotional trauma or distress, can also come into play. Malicious statements that are presumed to cause damage, called per se damage, include the following:

Attacks on a personís professional character or accusing someone of unethical business practices

Accusing someone of cheating on his or her spouse Accusing someone of having contracted a sexually transmitted disease Accusing a person of committing a crime of moral turpitude, such as prostitution, indecent exposure or sexual assault

A defendant in a slander lawsuit can defend himself by proving that the allegations are true. The truth is always an absolute defense to a defamation case, meaning a person cannot be defamed by true statements. Privileged statements, including statements made in court by a judge, witness or lawyer or by a legislator on the floor of the legislature, are not subject to defamation or slander charges.

Except in cases of clear defamation that causes significant and quantifiable monetary damages, a slander lawsuit is rarely a good idea. Slander can be difficult to prove, making it difficult to win the lawsuit. If a person sues for slander and loses, then the general public will assume that the damaging statements are true, even if they are completely false. Even if the complainant wins the lawsuit, the damages awarded are often less than the accumulated legal fees.

Another reason not to sue for slander is that a lawsuit will make the false statements part of the public record and available to a much wider audience than before. If a news outlet mentions the lawsuit and the cause of it but not the outcome of the case, many more people will hear the damaging statements but not necessarily learn that the statements were false.
Shop

Lockhart, TX

#2 Jan 28, 2013
Going to the newspaper about this will do nothing but promote this site. The best thing would be to go to Topix admins and demand the site be more heavenly regulated.
Marine

Denver, CO

#3 Jan 28, 2013
Hate to burst your bubble but this site will never get shut down, first of all Bee County has absolutely no power over this site, and this site wasn't created for this dirty laundry, it's for real topics, like politics. It's just the lame people who use it to their advantage. It never use to be like this. Sad to say, but yes Beeville ruined it.
Ttttg

Lockhart, TX

#4 Jan 28, 2013
Would b the same as if u put every thread on here in the paper. Don't do it. Email the webmaster instead about cleaning Beeville topix instead
joe

Houston, TX

#5 Jan 28, 2013
If the bigger cities dont do nothing about it after being reported over and over what makes u think bee county has the power to do so ..
beechic1

Houston, TX

#6 Jan 29, 2013
I see your point. But you are going to have to go higher up!
turbo

United States

#7 Jan 29, 2013
Tldr

Since: Jan 13

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#8 Jan 29, 2013
Hve u takn the time to look at other towns' or cities' boards?It's not jst Beeville, it's everywhere.And I'm sure that for every other board for every other town or city has it's person who took the time to post a thread jst lke this one.
wwJd

United States

#9 Jan 29, 2013
This site is not for small towns where people know each other alot closer its not a big thing in cities because they r huge n a person would get lost in the crowd but not here. Here its messing with lives and lively hood. It needs to b stopped!!
CincoDePeso

Beeville, TX

#10 Jan 29, 2013
I needed a laugh this morning. Thanks guys. Y'all are funny. Like going to the Beeville paper is going to do anything about a news web site. Why don't you waste your time on real problems?
Bee pic editor

United States

#11 Jan 29, 2013
Please don't swamp me with all this mess, I would greatly appreciate it.
hahaha

United States

#12 Jan 29, 2013
Well when someones dead or in court behind this crap maybe then someone will do something about it!
Who cares

Corpus Christi, TX

#13 Jan 29, 2013
Well slander may not be illegal but I am pretty sure plagerism is. Let it go people, let it go.
Trojan man

United States

#14 Jan 29, 2013
What time does churches chicken open?
So true

United States

#15 Jan 29, 2013
It needs to be shut down...
beeville already has a bad name,just making it worse,n pple tht r talking about others cheating,they shouldnt care about it,cheaters always get caught
TheRealChick

Denver, CO

#16 Jan 29, 2013
Very simple. If you don't like the site don't visit the site. Some people are just plain stupid. I don't like Church's Chicken so guess what. I DONT GO TO CHURCH'S !!!! Seriously STFU. But I am impressed on how you used Google. Dumb*ss
Trojan man

United States

#17 Jan 29, 2013
Well then whats the best chix place in town ugly chick?
ALYSSAMORENO

Corpus Christi, TX

#18 Jan 29, 2013
Waaa waaa Waaa
wipe your tears& get over, if you don't like what's being said about other people & their dirty laundry Don't visit the topix site.
Why are you getting offended by what's being said about others? Nosey much ? Lol
I believe we all have FREEDOM OF SPEACH lmao
It can be true & also fake but who cares
What's being said is being said !
TheRealChick

Spring, TX

#19 Jan 29, 2013
Drive you a** to CC and get Bill Miller's chicken.
Trojan man

United States

#20 Jan 29, 2013
Nope nothing but fried loving for me ugly chick. Is it true beeville girls put out on a first date?

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