Welcome to Law-Forums.org!   

Advertisments:




Sponsor Links:

Discount Legal Forms
Discounted Legal Texts


Libelous News and not Libelous News Stories, PLEASE HELP?

Defamation Law Discussion Forum

Libelous News and not Libelous News Stories, PLEASE HELP?

Postby mads » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:48 pm

I just can't figure it out.. could you please elaborate and explain it to me the difference of these two news stories... I didn't get it on how did the first one became libelous and the other - not libelous.
It would be better if you could give me a word or words written on the first paragraph that makes it a libelous news... (and can you please explain it to me in a very understanding way..)
10 POINTS for a clear and satisfying explanation..


Libelous:
“Dr.” W. Edward Shelton, 1943 Saxon St., was arrested for murder today following the disclosure that he has performed numerous illegal operations, one of the resulting in the death of young woman

Not Libelous:

Dr. W. Edward Shelton, 1943 Saxon St., was placed under arrest today by order of County Attorney Howard Ford on warrant charging him with the slaying of Miss Stella Lee last February.
Miss Lee Died in Dr. Shelton’s apartment hospital. According to charges filled by county attorney, she had undergone an illegal operation. Several other cases of Dr. Shelton’s are under investigation, Ford said.
A woman who identified herself as Mrs. Neil Hawkins, a nurse, also was taken into custody. She was questioned by the county attorney in connection with the operations.
mads
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:16 am

Libelous News and not Libelous News Stories, PLEASE HELP?

Postby trucker » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:49 pm

I am not a lawyer in any way but this is obvious. The first one states the person had committed this crime,while the second one merely says they were charged. Perhaps the word "charged" is the one difference.Thats the best I can say.
trucker
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:03 pm


Return to Defamation Law

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post