Is it possible for the estate to sue for libel if a dead person was defamed after her death? I was told it was not possible because the dead are not legally considered to have a reputation. However, someone told me that a person CAN still be sued for libel. Now I'm not sure which to believe.
No, the estate of a deceased individual cannot sue on behalf of the deceased if the defamation occurred after the death of the individual.
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