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Plaintiff's burden of proof consists of what?
publication, identification, defamation, falsity, damages, and fault.
Who faces liability in a libel action, the author or the publisher?
the publisher
In cases involving mass communication/media, is it necessary to prove that someone actually saw the allegedly defamatory material? Why or why not?
No. B/c if it appeared in a mass medium, the presumption is that is was published.
Can newspapers and magazines be sued for publishing material produced by non-employees? (IE by freelance writers, by news and feature syndicates, advertisers, readers)
YES.
each time a defamation is published, the republication is considered....
a new libel