Louisiana Law: Republication Rule

David A. Szwak

Louisiana Law: Republication Rule

Postby David A. Szwak » Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:57 pm

Publication refers to any non-privileged communication of defamatory words, written or oral, and it renders a defendant liable "for all republication that is the natural and probable consequence of the author's act." O'Rourke v. Fairgrounds, Slip Copy, 2005 WL 1431491, E.D.La., Jun 10, 2005; Martin v. Lincoln General Hospital, 588 So.2d 1329, 1333 (La.App. 2d Cir.1991), writ denied, 592 So.2d 1302 (La.1992).

David A. Szwak

Postby David A. Szwak » Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:57 pm

"Publication refers to any nonprivileged communication of defamatory words, written or oral, and it renders a defendant liable 'for all republication that is the natural and probable consequence of the author's act.' " Atwood v. Grand Casinos of Louisiana, Inc., 887 So.2d 634, 2004-715 (La.App. 3 Cir. 11/10/04), La.App. 3 Cir., Nov 10, 2004; Doe v. Grant, 839 So.2d 408, 2001-0175 (La.App. 4 Cir. 1/29/03), La.App. 4 Cir., Jan 29, 2003.


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