qualified privilege

Definition of "qualified privilege"
  1. This refers to a special right in defamation law that can be overridden by demonstrating actual malice. It's often termed a conditional privilege
How to use "qualified privilege" in a sentence
  1. The journalist argued that her comments in the newspaper were protected by a qualified privilege.
  2. In order to defeat the defendant's claim of qualified privilege, the plaintiff would need to show evidence of actual malice.
  3. Qualified privilege can protect an individual from defamation charges unless proof of actual malice is presented.

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