Defamation:From 1st Knowledge of an Act of Defamation

David A. Szwak

Defamation:From 1st Knowledge of an Act of Defamation

Postby David A. Szwak » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:04 pm

Similarly, defamation and other like statutes do not run from the date of first knowledge of one act of defamation. A defendant, who defames plaintiff, is liable for the harm from the initial reporting and any and all republications which were reasonably foreseeable. Luster v. Retail Credit Co., 575 F.2d 609 [8th Cir. 1978] [Ark.].

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