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Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code - Section 73.001. Elements Of Libel

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§ 73.001. ELEMENTS OF LIBEL. A libel is a defamation expressed in written or other graphic form that tends to blacken the memory of the dead or that tends to injure a living person's reputation and thereby expose the person to public hatred, contempt or ridicule, or financial injury or to impeach any person's honesty, integrity, virtue, or reputation or to publish the natural defects of anyone and thereby expose the person to public hatred, ridicule, or financial injury. Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.

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