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Yes, You CAN Be Sued for Libel, Even If What You Wrote “Is 100% True”

Yes, You CAN Be Sued for Libel, Even If What You Wrote “Is 100% True”

An author included detailed information about a fight between neighbors, and included their names. I sent her the same message I send to all authors who are (likely unknowingly) putting themselves in legal crosshairs.

She wrote back, “They can’t sue me because it’s 100% true.”

And, that’s when my lips pursed, as they do each time an author says that because I hear those same words ALL the time. I had to explain to her that ignorance can lead to bankruptcy…

School Board Member Alleges Publishers Add “Bonus” (free) Offensive Books to Library Orders – In The News – 07/29/2022

School Board Member Alleges Publishers Add “Bonus” (free) Offensive Books to Library Orders – In The News – 07/29/2022

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