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libel
used in Fast Food Nation

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Definition
a false and malicious publication about a person
  • Morris and Steel were found to have libeled McDonald's.
    p. 247.3
  • And then in September of 1990 McDonald's sued five members of the group for libel, claiming that every statement in the leaflet was false.
    p. 245.7
  • The libel laws in Great Britain are far more unfavorable to a defendant than those in the United States.
    p. 245.7
  • Under American law, an accuser must prove that the allegations at the heart of a libel case are not only false and defamatory, but also have been recklessly, negligently, or deliberately spread.
    p. 245.8
  • And the defendant's intentions are irrelevant — a British libel case can be lost because of a truly innocent mistake.
    p. 245.9
  • The McDonald's Corporation had for years taken advantage of British libel laws to silence its critics.
    p. 246.0
  • The cost of losing a libel case, in both legal fees and damages, could be huge.
    p. 246.2
  • The spying had begun in 1989 and did not end until 1991, nearly a year after the libel suit had been filed.
    p. 247.8
  • When the House of Lords refused to hear their case, Morris and Steel filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights, challenging the validity not only of the verdict, but also of the British libel laws.
    p. 249.8
  • Over the past decade, "veggie libel laws" backed by agribusiness have been passed in thirteen states.
    p. 266.8
  • The whole concept of "veggie libel" is probably unconstitutional; nevertheless, these laws remain on the books.
    p. 266.9
  • In Georgia and Alabama, the veggie libel laws have been framed in imitation of British libel law, placing the burden of proof upon the defendant.
    p. 267.0
  • In Georgia and Alabama, the veggie libel laws have been framed in imitation of British libel law, placing the burden of proof upon the defendant.
    p. 267.1
  • In Colorado, violating the veggie libel law is now a criminal, not a civil, offense.
    p. 267.1

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