Louisiana: Each Publication is Separate Tort/Statute

David A. Szwak

Louisiana: Each Publication is Separate Tort/Statute

Postby David A. Szwak » Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:56 pm

Under the Louisiana law of defamation, each subsequent publication of a defamatory statement is a new and separate delictual cause of action. Nolan v. Jefferson Parish Hosp. Serv. Dist. No. 2, 790 So.2d 725, 730 [La. App. 5 Cir. 2001]; Wiggins v. Creary, 475 So.2d 780, 781 [La. App. 1 Cir. 1985], writ denied, 478 So.2d 910 [La. 1985]; Neyrey v. Lebrun, 309 So.2d 722, 725 [La. App. 4 Cir. 1975]; Young v. Equifax Credit Info. Servs. Inc., 294 F.3d 631, 636 [5th Cir. 2002].

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