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Is using others statements libelous?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:31 pm
by avikar76
If a public relations professional used statements from the mayor at a public city council meeting in a local political campaign for a candidate running against the incumbent mayor, would those statements be libelous? Why or why not?

Is using others statements libelous?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:32 pm
by menw
No, its only libelous if you make a statement about someone that isn't true. A direct quote from the person that is on the public record is fact.