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Newspaper Libel; A Handbook for the Press Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R470
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Newspaper Libel; A Handbook for the Press Volume 2 (Paperback): Samuel Merrill

Newspaper Libel; A Handbook for the Press Volume 2 (Paperback)

Samuel Merrill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...meaning." 1 A letter to the editor, from the widow of Lieut.-Col. Kimball, was published in the New York Herald, containing the following words: --Among the papers referred to as returned to me are my own private letters, scattered indiscriminately among the others, and returned to me after having been in the hands of a prostitute.... She is, I understand, under the patronage or protection of a Mr. More, agent of the Central railroad, who has also employed the orderly of my late husband. 1 Caldwell v. Raymond et al., z Abbotts' Practice Reports (1855), 193. The Court of Appeals, at the suit of Mr. More, held that the language was libellous, without its being alleged in the complaint that the woman was under his patronage or protection for an immoral purpose.1 To constitute language libellous per se, that is, actionable without proof of special damage, "the nature of the charge itself must be such that the Court can legally presume he the plaintiff has been degraded in the estimation of his acquaintances or of the public, or has suffered some other loss either in his property, character, or business, or in his domestic or social relations, in consequence of the publication." Such was the ruling of the Court in the case of James Fenimore Cooper v. William L. Stone. This was one of a remarkable series of libel suits brought by the irascible novelist, in consequence of political differences, against a number of Whig editors.2 Cooper had obtained judgment for 1 John H. More v. James Gordon Bennett, 48 N. Y. (1872), 472 (reversing 33 Howard's Practice Reports, 177, and 48 Barbour, 229.) 2 Mr. Cooper always appeared in court as his own counsel, and he generally disproved by his success the trite aphorism that " a man who is his own...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2012
First published: June 2012
Authors: Samuel Merrill
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 90
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-15106-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-15106-9
Barcode: 9781154151060

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