A Treatise on the Law of Libel and Slander

A Treatise on the Law of Libel and Slander

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...and traduced with impunity and triumph, by those whose hearts are as corrupted and malignant as their tongues or their pens are slanderous and unbridled." 183. A declaration on libel cannot be adjudged insufficient, by reason of the accusation being directed against a class of society, unless it is manifest and unquestionable, that the charge is clearly made against a class of society or an order or body of men as such, and cannot possibly import any personal application tending to private injury. If to the common understanding of men, the description evidently points to several individuals, or if on the face of the declaration it appears that the words are capable of being so meant and understood, then the fact of a person being defamed under a description of oflice or of profession, common to himself and other individuals included in the same libel, cannot take away the right of private action? 1 Sumner v. Buel, 12 Johnson, 475, 480.-2 Ryckman v. Delavan, 25 Wendell, 186, 203. CHAPTER XVIII. OF PARTIES TO THE ACTION. 184. As to the parties to the action, the action for oral or written slander, is governed by the general rule in actions of tort.' With respect to those who may join or be joined in the same action, it is to be observed, that, regularly where two or more are jointly entitled, or have a joint interest, they may join in the same action. It has always been held that when words are spoken of two or more persons, they cannot join in an action for the words, because the wrong done to one is no wrong to the other. The case of husband and wife is not an exception to this rule. The exceptions to it are the case of words spoken of partners in the way of their trade, and the case of slander of the title of...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757092
  • 9781236757098