27-1-802. Libel defined. Libel is a false and unprivileged publication by writing, printing, picture, effigy, or other fixed representation that exposes any person to hatred, contempt, ridicule, or obloquy or causes a person to be shunned or avoided or that has a tendency to injure a person in the person's occupation.
History: En. Sec. 32, Civ. C. 1895; re-en. Sec. 3602, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 5690, R.C.M. 1921; Cal. Civ. C. Sec. 45; Field Civ. C. 29; re-en. Sec. 5690, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 64-203; amd. Sec. 592, Ch. 56, L. 2009.