2019 Georgia Code
Title 51 - Torts
Chapter 5 - Libel and Slander
§ 51-5-9. Right of action for malicious use of privilege

Universal Citation: GA Code § 51-5-9 (2019)

In every case of privileged communications, if the privilege is used merely as a cloak for venting private malice and not bona fide in promotion of the object for which the privilege is granted, the party defamed shall have a right of action.


Orig. Code 1863, § 2923; Code 1868, § 2930; Code 1873, § 2981; Code 1882, § 2981; Civil Code 1895, § 3841; Civil Code 1910, § 4437; Code 1933, § 105-710.

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