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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Are folks still suing for defamation of character, libel and such?

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 9:57 AM
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  • Steve,

    I am surprised to see no responses yet.

    Being two of the main bloggers work in the local legal system.

    Most of all no response from the great legal scholar Sui Sui.

    Whaz up ya wunder??

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Fri, Jul 20, 2018, at 1:28 PM
  • You know, when I was a kid, I was taught "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me". Guess they don't teach that any more. But in adulthood, if people want to badmouth others to the point of ruining their work or personal life, they better be sure they have truth on their side. Or at least, the better lawyer.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Jul 20, 2018, at 3:54 PM
  • It is maddening enough that politicians can twist and fabricate under a seemingly accepted license to lie during campaigns, but Social sites have run rampant with it.

    I am not a big one for new laws but I think our current laws can be tweaked to cover the internet, if that is the problem. News outlets usually wiggle and play with the words to avoid direct defamation suits using words like accused, suspected, alleged. I believe if a reporter saw the crime take place, and saw the perpetrator captured in front of their eyes immediately, they would still use the words.

    But on the internet social sites, which in a way ARE published, they can say anything and seem untouchable??????

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 21, 2018, at 9:03 AM
  • Looks like Sui and MR and not interested to enlighten us on this subject. I was really looking forward to gaining knowledge from them.

    Come on Sui quote us some T.C.A.

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Mon, Jul 23, 2018, at 5:25 PM
  • I was hoping for some opinions but ....

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jul 23, 2018, at 5:58 PM
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