Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April Fools' Day Jokes are not Exempted from the Legal Dangers of Libel and Defamation

It is April Fools' Day, but be careful what you write or say, as the attempt to be funny or to play a practical joke on others or at the expense of others does not protect the writer or speaker from libel and defamation suits. Read attorney Michael Hiestand at the National Scholastic Press Association in Don't be the punchline of an April Fools' mistake.

April Fools' Day is not a recognized legal defense for writing or saying things about others which are not true.

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