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Title 12: Court Procedure

Chapter 199: DEFAMATION

  • § 5771. Defamation action; attorney’s fees

    If judgment is rendered for a defendant in a defamation action and the court finds that the action was frivolous and without merit, the court may award costs and reasonable attorney’s fees to the defendant. (Added 1985, No. 244 (Adj. Sess.).)