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§ 1444.1. Pleading--Proof--Defenses

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 12. Civil Procedure

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 12. Civil Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 25. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)
12 Okl.St.Ann. § 1444.1
§ 1444.1. Pleading--Proof--Defenses
In all civil actions to recover damages for libel or slander, it shall be sufficient to state generally what the defamatory matter was, and that it was published or spoken of the plaintiff, and to allege any general or special damage caused thereby. As a defense thereto the defendant may deny and offer evidence to disprove the charges made, or he may prove that the matter charged as defamatory was true and, in addition thereto, that it was published or spoken under such circumstances as to render it a privileged communication.


Laws 1981, c. 21, § 2, operative April 7, 1981.
12 Okl. St. Ann. § 1444.1, OK ST T. 12 § 1444.1
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 229 of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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