• Glenn Wilson
    37
    What's the deal with slander, libel and defamation in Mexico? It seems there is a lot of confusion about this. What does a lawyer say?

    Getting Sued for Defamation in Mexico
    After briefly describing the current state of Mexican law for defamation, calumny, libel and slander, she goes on to say:
    The bottom line is to ensure that you are fundamentally telling the truth as accurately as possible. Also, limit content that may be viewed as insulting or demeaning.

    If those two requirements are met, then you can probably resort to generous doses of irony, sarcasm, caricature and humor as they all form part of the right to freedom of speech and expression in Mexico.
    Diana Cuevas

    Diana Cuevas
    Mexico: Cédula Profesional
    United States: Counseling Attorney-at-Law
    Diana Cuevas International Law

    So, be truthful and also avoid being insulting or demeaning? Sounds like good advice in general. And truth may not be a defense. Read the article for more information but if you really need to know, ask a good lawyer.
  • Rocky Daniels
    3
    I was surprised to read a longer article from the same author. Her view of U.S. libel law being skewed in favor those claiming libel with huge awards common is NOT at all what I’ve always understood. It sounds like she’s talking about Britain.

    Leaves me more confused than when I started.
  • Glenn Wilson
    37
    I'm not sure what she had in mind, maybe she meant something else, or maybe she was thinking of some of these:

    After being bankrupted by a surreal legal battle with former pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan, secretly funded by vengeful billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel...Business Insider

    In 1998, television talk-show host Oprah Winfrey and one of her guests, Howard Lyman, were involved in a lawsuit, commonly referred to as the Amarillo Texas beef trial, surrounding the Texas version of a food libel law known as the False Disparagement of Perishable Food Products Act of 1995,...Texas Beef Group v. Winfrey

    Ag-gag
  • Rocky Daniels
    3
    I’d definitely do my best to avoid being sued in the U.S. by someone backed by a billionaire. Seems only prudent.
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