defamation

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Definition

Absolute privilege, in defamation law, refers to the fact that in certain circumstances, an individual is immune from liability for defamatory statements..

Overview

Absolute privilege applies to statements made in certain contexts or in...

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Facts

William Hoeper was a pilot for Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation (“Air Wisconsin”) from 1998 to 2004. Hoeper v. Air Wisconsin Corp., 232 P.3d 230, 233, 235 (Colo. App. 2009). The Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") authorized Hoeper as...

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Overview

Defamation is a statement that injures a third party's reputation. The tort of defamation includes both libel (written statements) and slander (spoken statements).

Elements

To prove prima facie defamation, a plaintiff must show four...

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In 1983, Ulysses Tory (Tory) and Javier Gutierrez (Gutierrez) retained Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. (Cochran) as their attorney in a personal injury lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles. Cochran v. Tory, No. B159437, 2003 WL...