What Legal Arguments Are Available To Defendants In A Libel Case?

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Legal arguments available to defendants in libel cases primarily include "truth" or that they had made an adequate investigation into the truth of falsity and base upon the evidence that they had at the time that the statement was not made with "malice," and therefore public figure would not be able to show that "malice" had been included in the statement. Conversely, if it was a non-public official, the real only defense available would be "truth" that the statement was true or number two: that even if the statement was not true that the person was not harmed or damaged economically.