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SLANDER PER SE; DEFINITION

“Slander per se” refers to certain slanderous communications which subject a defendant to liability without any showing that the publication of the communication was a [proximate] [legal] cause of special damages to the plaintiff.

A slanderous communication constitutes slander per se if it:

[imputes to the plaintiff the commission of a crime;]

[imputes to the plaintiff the contraction of a loathsome disease;]

[imputes unchastity to the plaintiff;] [or]

[would tend to injure the plaintiff in his trade, business, profession, or office.]

NEV. J.I. 8.03

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Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on business law, business litigation, and acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at jay@h2law.com.