2015 Georgia Code
Title 51 - TORTS
Chapter 5 - LIBEL AND SLANDER
§ 51-5-5 - Inference of malice; rebuttal thereof; effect of rebuttal

GA Code § 51-5-5 (2015) What's This?

In all actions for printed or spoken defamation, malice is inferred from the character of the charge. However, the existence of malice may be rebutted by proof. In all cases, such proof shall be considered in mitigation of damages. In cases of privileged communications, such proof shall bar a recovery.

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