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Would it be legal to have a newspaper article published with

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Would it be legal to have a newspaper article published with information related to a hearing?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  lwpat replied 4 years ago.
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Court proceedings are public information so as long as you are only publishing what is in the court file or what was said during the hearing then it is legal.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Sorry, I meant publishing before the hearing with information relating to it.
Expert:  lwpat replied 4 years ago.
That would depend on the content of the article. As long as what is printed is true, then that is legal since the truth is an absolute defense.

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