Newspaper Libel; A Handbook For The Press Volume 2 by Samuel MerrillNewspaper Libel; A Handbook For The Press Volume 2 by Samuel Merrill

Newspaper Libel; A Handbook For The Press Volume 2

bySamuel Merrill

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...appointing the receiver. Through a blunder on the part of the receivers of Stubbs' Weekly Gazette, the name of a solvent firm was published in a list of bankrupts. The Court refused to allow the libelled firm to proceed at law against the receivers, but directed the clerk of the court to inquire and certify the amount of damages resulting from the libel. The clerk awarded the petitioners £10, and the Court sustained the award, ordering the damages to be paid out of the estate, but the costs to be paid by the receivers personally, since the libel was a result of their negligence.4 The mere writing of a libel is not always actionable. The libel must be communicated to some one other than the person defamed, and such communication is called publication. While, however, writing a libel does not amount to publication, it is nevertheless evidence from which publication may be inferred. Thus, if a libel has been published in a newspaper, and a copy of the same libel in the defendant's handwriting is introduced in evidence, the burden of proof will be thrown upon the defendant to show that he is not responsible for the publication. The defendant may be proved to be the author of the libel by the testimony of penmanship experts, based upon a comparison of the defendant's handwriting with the copy furnished to the newspaper. In the Charleston, S. C., Mercury was published the following notice:--1 Mecabe 7'. Jones, 10 Daly (N. Y. Common Pleas, 1881), 222. 2 Andres v. Wells (Troy Gazette), j Johnson (N. Y. 1810), 260. 3 Marten v. Van Schaick al., 4 Paige (N. Y. 1834), 479. 4 Stubbs v. Marsh, 15 Law Times, new series (Eng. 1866), 342. Obituary.--Departed this life, on the 2d day of April, at Hickory Hill, in Prince William's Parish, Mrs. Rebecca...
Title:Newspaper Libel; A Handbook For The Press Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217732585

ISBN - 13:9780217732581