defamation defamation  /ˌdɛ fə ˈmeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
  2. (n) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

Usage(s):

  1. Douglas warded off a defamation suit with an out of court settlement.
  2. In a defamation suit, the lawyers charged each other with character assassination.
  3. The defendant accused that the defamation case was not being decided by evidence but through a media trial.

News

  1. 'Pink slime' lawsuit heads back to state court

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday moved a South Dakota beef processing company's defamation lawsuit against ABC News back to state court.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Fine pursues defamation suit against ESPN

    Former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine has filed a $11 million defamation lawsuit against ESPN, according to a report.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  3. Fine pursues suit against ESPN

    Former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine has filed a $11 million defamation lawsuit against ESPN, according to a report.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "Don't believe the libel, the defamation, the lies. There is only one truth ...... I am the target of one of the worst attacks in the history of the state of Israel," Katsav said, gesturing with a pointed finger, pounding on the podium and...
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Moshe Katsav Source: Boston Globe

  2. Asked why he had not raised the matter in 2000, Senator Brown replied: "I didn't because it went nowhere and because in making, publishing an approach like that, the advice I got was that I would be open to defamation, a position that could be taken...
    on May 18, 2008 By: Bob Brown Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "The film is a deliberate act of discrimination against Muslims, incitement for hatred and an act of defamation of religions which is solely intended to incite and provoke unrest and intolerance among people of different religious beliefs," said...
    on Mar 29, 2008 By: Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Source: Inquirer.net

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