2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 51 - TORTS
CHAPTER 5 - LIBEL AND SLANDER
§ 51-5-1 - Libel defined; publication prerequisite to recovery

O.C.G.A. 51-5-1 (2010)
51-5-1. Libel defined; publication prerequisite to recovery


(a) A libel is a false and malicious defamation of another, expressed in print, writing, pictures, or signs, tending to injure the reputation of the person and exposing him to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule.

(b) The publication of the libelous matter is essential to recovery.

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