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Basic Issues in Defamation and Privileges

This lesson will cover the basic, common law elements of defamation. The discussion will review the defamatory statement, truth, and publication concerning the plaintiff. The lesson will also cover the basic issues in privileges. Although substantial Constitutional issues now exist with defamation, those problems will be covered in a separate lesson.

Lesson Completion Time

50 minutes
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Lesson ID

TRT19