Definitions for "ACTUAL MALICE"
An incident in which the defamer knows that the material is false but doesn't care.
The publication of defamatory material with reckless disregard for the truth or knowledge of its falsity. Actual malice should be distinguished from "malice" or "ill will."รก adversary hearing A legal procedure in which evidence is heard from opposing parties. An adversary hearing should be distinguished from an ex parte hearing, in which evidence is heard from only one party.
Actual malice occurs when defamatory material is published intentionally knowing it was untrue and harmful and disregarding its truth or falsehood.