Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Head Note or Why You Can Insult a Politician and Can't be Sued

I'm glad someone sent this to me, because I was always concerned that some paranoid right wing politian "jerk", "idiot" or "horses ass", might sue me - especially those with another profession - for exactly this reason...
Where vitriolic replies to remarks attributed to plaintiff were directed to plaintiff as potential political foe and not as an accountant, words "horse's ass," "jerk," "idiot" and "paranoid" used in such context were not libelous per se.

Blouin v. Anton, 431 A.2d 489 (Vt. 1981)

So take that right wing politicians!

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