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The legal demand letter prominently alleged “demonstrably false information and defamatory statements about Smartmatic” that were made by guests Giuliani and Powell on shows hosted by Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo.
RUDY GIULIANI AND SIDNEY POWELL HAVE DISAPPEARED FROM FOX AIRWAVESJEREMY BARRJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Prospect’s claim appears to refer to a written response from Aleman’s attorney to its assertion, in a letter threatening legal action, that Aleman had made three specific “defamatory” statements about the company to ProPublica.
A HOSPITAL CHAIN SAID OUR ARTICLE WAS INACCURATE. IT’S NOT.BY PETER ELKINDOCTOBER 12, 2020PROPUBLICA
Describing this claim as “baseless,” Aleman’s attorney replied that Aleman “steadfastly and wholly denies making any defamatory statements, including the ones generally alleged in your letter.”
A HOSPITAL CHAIN SAID OUR ARTICLE WAS INACCURATE. IT’S NOT.BY PETER ELKINDOCTOBER 12, 2020PROPUBLICA
A Prospect lawyer also wrote Aleman, accusing him of making “false and defamatory” statements to ProPublica.
INVESTORS EXTRACTED $400 MILLION FROM A HOSPITAL CHAIN THAT SOMETIMES COULDN’T PAY FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR GAS FOR AMBULANCESBY PETER ELKIND WITH DORIS BURKESEPTEMBER 30, 2020PROPUBLICA
In a letter responding to the company, Aleman’s lawyer denied that his client made any defamatory statements.
INVESTORS EXTRACTED $400 MILLION FROM A HOSPITAL CHAIN THAT SOMETIMES COULDN’T PAY FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR GAS FOR AMBULANCESBY PETER ELKIND WITH DORIS BURKESEPTEMBER 30, 2020PROPUBLICA
A person has no cause of action against another for defamatory words spoken to him; they must have been heard by a third person.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
As the gist of the tort consists of the injury done to one's reputation, the defamatory statement must have been published.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
No intent can, make a defamatory publication good, nothing can make it have a good tendency; truth is not pleadable.
THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
These defamatory statements were usually first noticed in some religious paper or periodical.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: WAS HE A CHRISTIAN?JOHN B. REMSBURG
This lampooner had the honour of being hanged at Rome for his defamatory publications.
CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE, VOL. 1 (OF 3)ISAAC D'ISRAELI
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFAMATORY

  • abasing
  • calumniatory
  • contemptuous
  • contumelious
  • damaging
  • debasing
  • defamatory
  • defaming
  • denigrating
  • depreciative
  • derogative
  • despicable
  • despiteful
  • detractive
  • disparaging
  • humiliating
  • hurting
  • injurious
  • insolent
  • insulting
  • invective
  • malevolent
  • malign
  • malignant
  • notorious
  • offending
  • offensive
  • pejorative
  • reviling
  • scandalous
  • scurrilous
  • shaming
  • spiteful
  • truculent
  • vile
  • vitriolic
  • vituperative
  • vulgar
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