2020 Tennessee Code
Title 28 - Limitation of Actions
Chapter 3 - Limitation of Actions Other Than Real
Part 1 - Miscellaneous Limitations
§ 28-3-103. Slander Actions

Universal Citation: TN Code § 28-3-103 (2020)

Actions for slanderous words spoken shall be commenced within six (6) months after the words are uttered.

Code 1858, § 2771 (deriv. Acts 1715, ch. 27, § 5); Shan., § 4468; Code 1932, § 8594; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 28-303.

Textbooks. Tennessee Jurisprudence, 17 Tenn. Juris., Libel and Slander, § 33; 18 Tenn. Juris., Limitations of Actions, § 25.

Law Reviews.

Conditional Privilege in Tennessee (Donald F. Paine), 30 Tenn. L. Rev. 569.

Torts — Quality Auto Parts Co. v. Bluff City Buick Co.: Refusing to Apply the Discovery Rule to Slander Actions (Paige A. Seals), 24 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 611 (1994).

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