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Re: Libel

From: Allan Goodall <agoodall@i...>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 22:53:59 -0500
Subject: Re: Libel

On Fri, 17 Mar 100 05:59:13 GMT, wrote:

>malice doesn't come into it (except to agravate damage, and in the case
of criminal
>The only defences against Libel in Oz are:
>a) You didn't write/publish it.
>b) It wasn't damaging
>c) That it is both true and in the public interest that such a thing be

As my wife will clearly attest, you can still sue for libel even if it's
damaging. In fact, you can WIN a libel case even if it's not damaging,
but the
damage will determine how much you win. If it's considered trivial, the
(or Justice) will throw it out. However, sometimes a case of libel with
damage will still go through as it may set an important precedent. 

Allan Goodall
Goodall's Grotto:

"Surprisingly, when you throw two naked women with sex
toys into a living room full of drunken men, things 
always go bad." - Kyle Baker, "You Are Here"

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