2022 Georgia Code
Title 51 - Torts
Chapter 5 - Libel and Slander
§ 51-5-2. Newspaper Libel Defined; Publication Prerequisite to Recovery

Universal Citation: GA Code § 51-5-2 (2022)
  1. Any false and malicious defamation of another in any newspaper, magazine, or periodical, tending to injure the reputation of the person and expose him to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, shall constitute a newspaper libel.
  2. The publication of the libelous matter is essential to recovery.

History. Ga. L. 1893, p. 131, § 1; Civil Code 1895, § 3835; Civil Code 1910, § 4431; Code 1933, § 105-703.

Law reviews.

For article, “The Supreme Court on Privacy and the Press,” see 12 Ga. L. Rev. 215 (1978).

For annual survey of tort law, see 58 Mercer L. Rev. 385 (2006).

For annual survey on law of torts, see 61 Mercer L. Rev. 335 (2009).

For annual survey of law on torts, see 62 Mercer L. Rev. 317 (2010).

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