2022 Georgia Code
Title 51 - Torts
Chapter 5 - Libel and Slander
§ 51-5-6. Truth as Justification

Universal Citation: GA Code § 51-5-6 (2022)

The truth of the charge made may always be proved in justification of an alleged libel or slander.

History. Orig. Code 1863, § 2921; Code 1868, § 2928; Code 1873, § 2979; Code 1882, § 2979; Civil Code 1895, § 3839; Civil Code 1910, § 4435; Code 1933, § 105-708.

Law reviews.

For article, “Defamation in Georgia Local Government Law: A Brief History,” see 16 Ga. L. Rev. 627 (1982).

For note, “The Great Escape: How One Plaintiff’s Sidestep of a Mandatory Arbitration Clause Was Applied to a Class in Bickerstaff v. SunTrust Bank,” see 68 Mercer L. Rev. 539 (2017).

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