Josephs, partly from benevolence, and partly from a vague fear that Smilash might at any moment take an action against him for defamation
of character, said he had no doubt that he was a very cheap workman, and that it would be a charity to give him some little job to encourage him.
His indignant countrymen actually caused him to be prosecuted in the native courts, on a charge nearly equivalent to what we term defamation
of character; but the old fellow persisting in his assertion, and no invalidating proof being adduced, the plaintiffs were cast in the suit, and the cannibal reputation of the defendant firmly established.
So curious, that I think you are running a great risk of a prosecution for defamation
But some day he will know what is the meaning of defamation
, and if he ever does, he will forgive me.
It seems to me that if what he says is false, the proper name for it is calumny, defamation
of character; and such a slanderer deserves the thrashing.
The only thing I can recall now, is that I had been served with a summons issued by the Larnaca District Court for alleged defamations, which due to my heavy schedule and frequent travel abroad, and not due to negligence or disrespect towards the court or the plaintiff, but rather by human mistake, was misplaced and mixed in with other documents in my office, as I discovered today, after the announcement and my absence in court," Phedonos said.
Phedonos said he only learnt of the court's ruling for defamation damages from the media and that the ruling was passed in absentia.
The court said that "in determining whether post-termination defamations such as the ones here fall within an ERP [employment-related practices] exclusion, courts generally inquire whether the statement was made in the context of employment, and whether the statement's content describes the employee's performance.
While Abraham Lincoln may have said, "Truth is generally the best vindication against slander," many also gain some satisfaction by filing a defamation suit.
He claimed that in order to be considered employment-related, defamation
must meet two standards: (1) the author of the defamation
must be the plaintiff's superior -- defamation
by a peer does not constitute employment-related defamation
; and (2) the subject of the defamation
must be the plaintiff's performance during the employment -- an insult by a former supervisor does not constitute employment-related defamation
INTRODUCTION: THE DEFAMATION OF THE RESTATEMENT (SECOND) OF CONFLICT OF LAWS IN CYBERSPACE
While many opponents criticize traditional choice-of-law regimes in cyber-disputes arising out of contracts, trademark infringement, and other areas of law, much of the criticism focuses on the law of defamation in cyberspace, or "cyber-defamation".