Welcome to Law-Forums.org!   

Advertisments:




Sponsor Links:

Discount Legal Forms
Discounted Legal Texts


Defamation Of Character

Defamation Law Discussion Forum

Defamation Of Character

Postby Adooeette » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:02 am

I'm writing a nonfiction book that exposes potentially damaging  corruption within a large publically-funded program. I cite references throughout to back up my position. Some of my material is based on news articles quoting public officials and program managers. If the material I use is from credible news media sources, can I be held liable for their misstatements? Also, will you recommend a few websites or books that might provide me further information?
Adooeette
 
Posts: 33
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:34 am

Defamation Of Character

Postby Tedmund » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:04 pm

Thanks for your question, Bea.

I'm not a lawyer, but I know this: Anyone can sue anyone over anything. Whether the suing party wins is another matter.

Here is an excellent article on your question: http://www.publishlawyer.com/carousel4.htm. The research librarian at your local library or bookstore might be able to suggest books on the topic of publishing liability. Your best bet is to consult an attorney knowledgeable in this specialty.

Best wishes for every success.
Tedmund
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:51 am

Defamation Of Character

Postby Frank » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:50 pm

I'm writing a nonfiction book that exposes potentially damaging  corruption within a large publically-funded program. I cite references throughout to back up my position. Some of my material is based on news articles quoting public officials and program managers. If the material I use is from credible news media sources, can I be held liable for their misstatements? Also, will you recommend a few websites or books that might provide me further information?
Frank
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:34 am


Return to Defamation Law

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
cron