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whateva

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Feb 27, 2013
What is Defamation?


In U.S. law, both libel and slander are forms of defamation. Defamation is the act of one or more parties making a false claim that can or has already caused apparent injury to another party. The specific type of injury may vary, but most defamation cases deal with injury to the reputation of the person or entity on the receiving end of the false claim. For instance, if a man named Bob has never broken the law, but someone spreads false claims that Bob is a bank robber, Bob has been defamed.


The Key Differences Between Libel and Slander


Libel and slander both qualify as defamation, but the major difference between them is the form that a specific case of defamation has taken. Libel refers to defamatory statements that have been made in a durable, fixed medium; published words or pictures, public signage and even some types of electronic communication can qualify as libel.

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whateva

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Feb 27, 2013
not that I care of you talk trash, i read it and wonder if what you say is true, but it is illegal from what I understand from reading.
These forums like topix are new and the laws havent been tested but freedom of speetch does indeed have limits should you be spreading ugliness and no proof of its legitamacy...consider the harsh things you are putting out there on some of these guys. True or not...be careful what you say!
whateva

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Feb 27, 2013
An action of slander required:[113]
1.Actionable words, such as those imputing the injured party: is guilty of some offense, suffers from a contagious disease or psychological disorder, is unfit for public office because of moral failings or an inability to discharge his or her duties, or lacks integrity in profession, trade or business;
2.That the charge must be false;
3.That the charge must be articulated to a third person, verbally or in writing;
4.That the words are not subject to legal protection, such as those uttered in Congress; and
5.That the charge must be motivated by malice.

THIS is from Wikipedia
Law Man

Carbondale, IL

#4 Feb 27, 2013
whateva wrote:
An action of slander required:[113]
1.Actionable words, such as those imputing the injured party: is guilty of some offense, suffers from a contagious disease or psychological disorder, is unfit for public office because of moral failings or an inability to discharge his or her duties, or lacks integrity in profession, trade or business;
2.That the charge must be false;
3.That the charge must be articulated to a third person, verbally or in writing;
4.That the words are not subject to legal protection, such as those uttered in Congress; and
5.That the charge must be motivated by malice.
THIS is from Wikipedia
Guess Mitchell, Boyd, Lind, Crabtree, and the rest of the Goof Troop are headed to prison!
Whateva Nutcase

Marion, IL

#5 Feb 27, 2013
Look up the term Ex post facto you nut case. You said your self in your post there no laws regulating computer fourms like Topix.
whateva

Arnold, MO

#6 Feb 28, 2013
No need for the name calling and hatefulness! your light never shines does it??

i dont have to look ex post facto up, commen sense. I never said there arent laws, there are laws. Its called LIBEL.
I said its not yet been tested on sites such as topix;as in a precidence set as to how the courts will handle people hiding behind computer names and destroying people. So ex post facto doesnt cover that...
A Little Late

Marion, IL

#7 Feb 28, 2013
The goof troop are public figures by their choice.And, has the appoint of the special proscutor proves, the critism is deserved and these people should be held accountable. As for libel and slander where were you two years ago when the goof troop spread all their lies? The goof troop were the ones two years ago who took JC politics in the gutter they are now crying because they are getting their a** kicked by some real street fighters who use a weapon the goof troop can't undersatnd: THE TRUTH.
the truth

Paducah, KY

#8 Feb 28, 2013
Liar and Lori - just saying! We all know is you! Funny the days Lori is NOT it work there are no new posts! Does father not realize you lie oh wait confess on topix your pathetic - fat - and greasy wash your hair yuck yuck yuck
whateva

Arnold, MO

#9 Feb 28, 2013
the truth wrote:
Liar and Lori - just saying! We all know is you! Funny the days Lori is NOT it work there are no new posts! Does father not realize you lie oh wait confess on topix your pathetic - fat - and greasy wash your hair yuck yuck yuck
And you have the audacity to call me a nut bag?? wow. I guess your the one who drones on with those psycho bat man stories no ones reads and the WKRP reports.
whateva

Arnold, MO

#10 Feb 28, 2013
Bless your weary bones, you need Jesus...yuck yuck yuck
Vote 2013

Marion, IL

#11 Feb 28, 2013
Libel is a crime? What about obstruction of justice, that's what Mitchell's going down for.
Long legs

United States

#12 Feb 28, 2013
Maybe now the southern will actually interview officer Patrick to get the facts ?
Best Bar in Town

Marion, IL

#13 Feb 28, 2013
whateva wrote:
Bless your weary bones, you need Jesus...yuck yuck yuck
You need a good therapist
whateva

Arnold, MO

#14 Feb 28, 2013
Best Bar in Town wrote:
<quoted text>
You need a good therapist
Nah, a 6 pack usually does the trick :)
Slippery when wet

Marion, IL

#15 Feb 28, 2013
Solves most problems for drunks
whateva

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Mar 1, 2013
i presume you will be calling everyone who parties a "drunk"!

I need a therapist? You have so much venom and hatred that you may just wanna look at yourself. Get help before your insides start to rot from all the bitterness and malice you feel for basically everyone who doesnt buy your smack talk.
Name calling and slander is your M.O. and story writing. which you make want to ask for a refund from your creative writing class b/c its less that creative.
Goof Troop Defender

Marion, IL

#17 Mar 1, 2013
The truth is not smack talk. Your the one who's always admiting to "bar hooping" and "drinking".
whateva

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Mar 1, 2013
you have no proof. Its your version.
Everything from private sex lives to income sources.
You make people want to vote for Mitchell. I doubt "goof troopers" are posting on here. They prolly dont even read this crapola so they can stay out of the gossip loop. Which would be good for them.
Just Wondering

Johnston City, IL

#19 Mar 1, 2013
whateva wrote:
An action of slander required:[113]
1.Actionable words, such as those imputing the injured party: is guilty of some offense, suffers from a contagious disease or psychological disorder, is unfit for public office because of moral failings or an inability to discharge his or her duties, or lacks integrity in profession, trade or business;
2.That the charge must be false;
3.That the charge must be articulated to a third person, verbally or in writing;
4.That the words are not subject to legal protection, such as those uttered in Congress; and
5.That the charge must be motivated by malice.
THIS is from Wikipedia
You can't believe Wikipedia, its too easy for anyone to change the info. I learned that from the University, also it is VERY hard to PROVE liable or slander....very grey area of the law.
whateva

Ballwin, MO

#20 Mar 1, 2013
look it up under the illinois statutes or whatever makes you feel as the source is reliable.

Bottom line is, there is libel and slander on this site. I have no fear b/c I have never and will never slander anyone on topix. I have a higher moral code than that.

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