Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code - Section 73.001. Elements Of Libel
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Section: 71.022 71.031 71.051 72.001 72.002 72.003 72.004 73.001 73.002 73.003 73.004 73.005 73.006 74.001 74.002
§ 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.
Last modified: August 11, 2007