Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure in Particular Actions

CHAPTER 10-7.1
Libel of a Deceased Person

SECTION 10-7.1-1

§ 10-7.1-1. Liability for damages for libel of a deceased person.

Whenever a deceased person shall have been slandered or libelled in an obituary or similar account in any newspaper or on any radio or television station within three (3) months of his or her date of death, and the account would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages in respect to the libel, the person who or corporation which would have been liable if death had not ensued shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1974, ch. 82, § 1.)