STIGMA-PLUS DOCTRINE

STIGMA-PLUS DOCTRINE

stigma-plus doctrine. The principle that defamation by a government official is not actionable as a civil-rights violation unless the victim suffers not only embarrassment but also the loss of a property interest (such as continued employment in a government job). [Cases: Civil Rights 1038; Libel and Slander 32. C.J.S. Civil Rights ¡ì¡ì 18, 20, 23¨C24; Libel and Slander; Injurious Falsehood¡ì 6.]
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