Nevada Jury Instructions: Defamation; Publication; Definition

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PUBLICATION; DEFINITION

Publication of a defamatory matter is its communication intentionally or by a negligent act to one other than the person [or persons] defamed.

[No publication takes place by virtue of the communication of defamatory matter by one corporate officer, agent, or employee to another corporate officer, agent, or employee in the regular course of the corporation’s business.]

[One who intentionally and unreasonably fails to remove defamatory matter that he knows to be exhibited on property in his possession or under his control is subject to liability for its continued publication.]

NEV. J.I. 8.08

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