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“REMEDIES FOR DEFAMATION”

ROUGH DRAFT SUBMITTED IN THE PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE COURSE

TITLED-

REMEDIES FOR DEFAMATION

SUBMITTED TO- SUBMITTED BY-

Mrs. SUSHMITA SINGH NAME: KESHAV SHARMA

TEACHER ASSOCIATE COURSE: B.B.A, LL.B (Hons.)

ROLL NO- 2022

SEMESTER- 1st

CHANAKYA NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY

NYAYA NAGAR, MITHAPUR, PATNA-800001

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INTRODUCTION
If a defamation claim is successful the plaintiff can be awarded general or aggravated
compensatory damages or exemplary damages. Courts can issue injunctions to prevent
publication. The publisher's retraction and apology reduces damages.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

The researcher aims to fulfill below objectives through this project:

 To understand the concept of defamation.


 To study about its remedies and its application.
 To study the case laws pertaining to remedies of defamation.

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RESEARCH QUESTIONS
 When does the liability of defamation arise?
 What are the defences one can plead under defamation?
 What will happen if a suit of defamation is successful?
 Who bears the burden of proving wrong intention in any defamatory statement?

HYPOTHESIS
‘Hypothesis’ is derived from two words: ‘hypo’ means ‘under’, and ‘thesis’ means an ‘idea’ or
‘thought’. Hence, hypothesis means an ‘idea’ underlying a statement or a proposition.

The Hypothesis for this project is ‘Whether defamation is a civil or a criminal offence’?

TENTATIVE CHAPTERIZATION
1) Types of defamation.
2) Libel and slander.
3) Remedies of defamation.
4) Liquidated damages.
5) Unliquidated damages.
6) Case laws pertaining to remedies of defamation.
7) Conclusion.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
This project would follow doctrinal methodology. Descriptive and analytical research
methodology will be followed by researcher in this project. Primary and secondary sources has
been helpful in gathering relevant information regarding project. Secondary sources like books
and articles which are available online have been used.

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SOURCES OF DATA:
The researcher used secondary sources of data to complete the rough draft.

1) Secondary sources include all the websites on Law of tort, which the researcher has
consulted while making the project.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The researcher has consulted following sources to complete the rough proposal:

SECONDARY SOURCES:

1) WEBSITES:
a) https://ensl.wikipedia.org
b) http://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1365&context=histo
rical_thefsesa
c) https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/stexlr10&div=8&i
d=&pqage
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2) Books
Law Of Torts By RK BANGIA