Libel litigation

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  • Libel and slander -- United States,
  • Actions and defenses -- United States

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StatementRichard N. Winfield, chairman
SeriesPatents, copyrights, trademarks, and literary property course handbook series -- no. 103, Patent, copyright, trademark, and literary property course handbook series -- no. 103
ContributionsWinfield, Richard N, Practising Law Institute
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Pagination448 p. (p. 446-448 blank) ;
Number of Pages448
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Open LibraryOL14473510M
LC Control Number79052886

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"Prepared for distribution at the Libel litigation workshop, July-August " Description: pages (pages blank) ; 22 cm. Series Title: Patent, copyright, trademark, and literary property course handbook series, no.

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