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Statements of Opinion.  

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0005.022.0229
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Statements that contain pure opinion (ie, purely subjective judgment without assertion of fact) are not legally actionable because opinions cannot be proven true or false.3 (§5.08), 5 , 6 , 8 , 23 However, an opinion that includes, asserts, or implies facts that are false and defamatory could result in liability....

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