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Word: libel

Definition: defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous


Sentences Containing 'libel'

According to a blood libel accusation, the three-year old boy was killed by foreign Jews in the village of Rinn (Northern Tyrol, currently part of Austria).
Alexander, who had been concerned in a further libel on the Duke of Wellington, was sent to Newgate Prison, and the "Morning Journal" was suppressed.
Barry later claimed that it was actually he who wrote the theme, but Norman won two libel actions against publishers for claiming that Barry was the composer, most recently against "The Sunday Times" in 2001.
Brand told this story to the Kastner libel trial in 1953, but in his autobiography published in 1956, he added a caveat "I afterwards heard that the man with whom I spoke was not, in fact, Lord Moyne, but another British statesman.
By its Law Reform (Abolitions Repeals) Act 1996, the Australian Capital Territory abolished the crime of blasphemous libel.
Cassani sued for libel saying that the story was not only completely without foundation but also highly damaging to the bid; on April 21 the "Telegraph" admitted that she had made none of the remarks attributed to her, and agreed to apologise in print, pay her costs and make a donation to the Olympic bid committee.
Cotta and Tate in 1607 associated in spreading a libel against local opponents.He was appointed High Sheriff of Northamptonshire for 1603-04.
He successfully sued for libel Edmund Capon, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, for calling his portrait of businessman Rene Rivkin " ... a rotten picture ... no good at all ...".
He was the printer and publisher of the Hindi language newspaper, "Fiji Samachar" and together with Vishnu Deo (who was the editor) was involved in conflict with other sections of the Indian community as a result of which he was sued for libel.
His attacks on Tammany Hall were so frequent and so virulent that in 1894 he was sued for libel because of biographical sketches of certain leaders in that organization; cases which never came up for trial. In 1896, Godkin broke with the Democratic party after it nominated William Jennings Bryan.
His unflinching style gained a large audience for first his reporting, and later his personal weekly journal, "Truth" (started in 1877), which was often sued for libel.
In 1475, in the wake of the blood libel of Simon of Trent, the bones of a child were brought to the parish church of Rinn.
In 1977, the Criminal Law and Penal Methods Reform Committee stated that “today it would seem anachronistic to charge anyone with blasphemous libel.” The Northern Territory.
In 2011, Rattiner was sued for libel and defamation in United States district court for publishing an article in "Dan's Papers" in 2010 which stated a forensic art expert and his family did jail time and were forgers.
In addition to suing the government, Gaba decided to sue the General Union for libel, over an article on the union webpage dealing with Gaba's compliance.
In April 1995, a court in England found Atack guilty of libel against Margaret Hodkin, the headmistress of Scientology's Greenfields School in England, and issued an injunction forbidding publication of an offending paragraph.
In contrast, Professor Campbell of Durham University summarised his study of the case as follows: "...as strange as existing British libel law is, it had an important and surprisingly beneficial effect in the case of ITN vs LM.
In December 1999, Soka Gakkai was found guilty of libel against Shōshū.
In July 2009 it was announced that Michael Broadbent would sue Random House, the publishers of "The Billionaire's Vinegar", for libel and defamation of character, on claims that the book made allegations which suggested that Mr Broadbent had behaved in an unprofessional manner in the way in which he had auctioned some of these bottles and that his relationship and dealings with Hardy Rodenstock was suspected of being improper.
In response, Uniqlo sued the weekly's publisher, Bungeishunjū, for ¥220 million for libel; the lawsuit is pending.
It concluded its coverage: "The known facts made only one thing indisputable: either a serious scandal was being hushed up or a really diabolical libel had been perpetrated."
It was frequently the subject of successful libel actions by persons angered by accusations therein.
It was later rebranded as "LM" and ceased publication in March 2000 following a successful libel lawsuit brought by the British Independent Television News (ITN).
Its advocates often engage in legal lobbying and advocacy to directly change laws in the way of the broader application of the technology, e.g. opposing political libel cases in Canada, fighting libel chill generally, and calling for clarification of privacy and human rights law especially as they relate to citizen journalism.
James was sued for libel by Eugenia Charles as a result of the bugging allegations; he agreed to compensate as well as to publicly apologise to Dame Eugenia.
Libel cases were filed against him after he accused the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.
McBride filed a lawsuit alleging that Sadlowski had received illegal campaign contributions, and Sadlowski filed a libel suit against McBride.
Mihajlović announced plans to sue Terzić for libel over the remark.
On 19 October 2011, the High Court in London rejected Tesla's libel claim, claiming the series is an entertainment programme and not an information programme.
On 6 November 2007, the four Irish newspapers agreed to pay Kushnir libel damages totalling €500,000 before libel proceedings began in the Irish High Court and lawyers for the four newspapers apologised in court for the offence caused.
On May 1, 1890, a notice appeared in the "New York Times" announcing Joseph Pulitzer, Julius Chambers, et al. had been indicted for posthumous criminal libel against Alexander T. Stewart.
Palin responded to her critics in a January 12 video, rejecting the notion that anyone other than the gunman could bear any responsibility for the Tucson shooting, and accusing the press of manufacturing a "blood libel" to blame her and the right wing for the attacks.
Political libel was a popular mode of writing in order to directly attack those in power.
Section 119 of the Tasmanian "Criminal Code" makes blasphemous libel a crime, but leaves its definition to common law.
Sir Albert tolerated criticism or written a libel claim against his government.
Soal's co-workers knew that he had fiddled the results but were kept quiet with threats of libel suits.
Still, in the face of persistent anti-semitic incidents like the Damascus Blood Libel of 1840, and the failure of many states to emancipate the Jews, Jewish organizations started to form in order to push for the emancipation and protection of Jews.
The Act refers to blasphemous libel but leaves the definition of blasphemy to the common law.
The affair has also been the subject of a libel lawsuit by Mordechai Ben Porat, which was settled in an out-of-court compromise with an apology of the journalist who described the charges as true.
The Crown last laid a charge of blasphemous libel in 1919.
The firm took "Top Gear" to court for libel and malicious falsehood after it suggested one of its Roadster vehicles had run out of power after only 55 miles.
The last successful prosecution for blasphemous libel in New South Wales took place in 1871.
The libel case went against "LM", and in March 2000 the magazine was forced to close.
The Maharal is the subject of the legend about the creation of a golem, a creature made out of clay to defend the Jews of the Prague Ghetto from antisemitic attacks, particularly the blood libel.
The Observer newspaper had earlier settled its libel action for approximately €100,000.
The political magazine, the Phoenix estimated that the libel action cost the Sunday Independent €500,000 in damages and legal costs Supporting Bertie Ahern.
The publishers of "LM", Informinc (LM) Ltd., were sued for libel by ITV.
The suit was filed in the United Kingdom, whose libel laws are favorable to the plaintiff.
The term "Libel Wednesday" was coined in an email by frequent emailer Christian (the Skeptical Atheist) and was an occasional feature on the show.
Todd filed a suit for libel against both Garrison and Lundy, filing in Maryland in order to secure the favor of pro-slavery courts.

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