libel per se
- Defamatory false statements that are inherently damaging due to their implications, like claims of criminal behavior, having a feared disease or incompetence in one's job
- The article claiming Oscar was a criminal was a clear example of libel per se.
- Barbara is suing the newspaper for libel per se after it falsely alleged she was incompetent at her job.
- The rumor about Steve having a dangerous disease is nothing short of libel per se.