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  • 1 actionable — ac·tion·able / ak shə nə bəl/ adj: subject to or providing grounds for an action or suit at law slander is actionable Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. actionable …

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  • 2 actionable per se — Words actionable as defamatory, without allegation and proof of special damage, because their character as injurious to reputation is a matter of common knowledge. 33 Am J1st L & S § 5. According to some authorities, written or printed words may… …

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  • 3 Libel — • A malicious publication by writing, printing, picture, effigy, sign, or otherwise than by mere speech, which exposes any living person, or the memory of any person deceased, to hatred, contempt, ridicule, or obloquy, or which causes or tends to …

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  • 4 Defamation — This article is about the malicious statement. For the 2009 film, see Defamation (film). Libel and Slander redirect here. For other uses, see Libel (disambiguation) and Slander (disambiguation). Vilification and Calumny redirect here. For the… …

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  • 5 Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Co. — Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Co. Supreme Court of the United States Argued April 24, 1990 Decided June …

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  • 6 tort — /tawrt/, n. Law. a wrongful act, not including a breach of contract or trust, that results in injury to another s person, property, reputation, or the like, and for which the injured party is entitled to compensation. [1350 1400; ME: injury,… …

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  • 7 Substantial similarity — Intellectual property law Primary rights Copyright · authors rights  …

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  • 8 Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White — Infobox SCOTUS case Litigants=Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White ArgueDate=April 17 ArgueYear=2006 DecideDate=June 22 DecideYear=2006 FullName=Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, Petitioner v. Sheila White USVol=548… …

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  • 9 property law — Introduction       principles, policies, and rules by which disputes over property are to be resolved and by which property transactions may be structured. What distinguishes property law from other kinds of law is that property law deals with… …

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  • 10 Martin v. Herzog — Martin v. Herzog, Ct. of App. of N.Y., 228 N Y. 164, 126 N.E. 814 (1920), was a New York Court of Appeals case. Contents 1 Facts 2 Issue …

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  • 11 negligence — The omission to do something which a reasonable man, guided by those ordinary considerations which ordinarily regulate human affairs, would do, or the doing of something which a reasonable and prudent man would not do. Negligence is the failure… …

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  • 12 negligence — The omission to do something which a reasonable man, guided by those ordinary considerations which ordinarily regulate human affairs, would do, or the doing of something which a reasonable and prudent man would not do. Negligence is the failure… …

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  • 13 South African law of delict — The South African law of delict engages primarily with the circumstances in which one person can claim compensation from another for harm that has been suffered. [1] JC Van der Walt and Rob Midgley define a delict, in general terms [...] as a… …

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  • 14 Barack Obama presidential primary campaign, 2008 — Infobox U.S. federal election campaign, 2008 committee = Obama for America campaign = U.S. presidential election, 2008 candidate = Barack Obama U.S. Senator 2005–present status = Announced February 10, 2007 Presumptive nominee June 3, 2008… …

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  • 15 Sturges v Bridgman — Sturges v. Bridgman (1879) L.R. 11 Ch. D. 852 is a landmark case in nuisance. It decides that what constitutes reasonable use of one s property depends on the character of the locality. Though it may in some cases be harsh, this means therefore… …

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  • 16 nuisance — nui·sance / nüs əns, nyüs / n [Anglo French nusaunce, from Old French nuire to harm, from Latin nocēre]: something (as an act, object, or practice) that invades or interferes with another s rights or interests (as the use or enjoyment of… …

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  • 17 Obscenity — Part of a series on Censorship By media …

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  • 18 Copyright infringement; substantial part in copyright law in Canada — Section 27. (1) of the Copyright Act[1] reads as follows: It is an infringement of copyright for any person to do, without the consent of the owner of the copyright, anything that by this Act only the owner of the copyright has the right to do.… …

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  • 19 action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …

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  • 20 action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …

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