Nevada Jury Instructions: Slander Per Se; Definition


“Slander per se” refers to certain slanderous communications which subject a defendant to liability without any showing that the publication of the communication was a [proximate] [legal] cause of special damages to the plaintiff.

A slanderous communication constitutes slander per se if it:

[imputes to the plaintiff the commission of a crime;] [imputes to the plaintiff the contraction of a loathsome disease;] [imputes unchastity to the plaintiff;] [or] [would tend to injure the plaintiff in his trade, business, profession, or office.]

NEV. J.I. 8.03



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