actionable per quod - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
Actions that require the allegation and proof of additional facts. For example, in libel or slander, the statement in question may not appear defamatory on its face (such as “Mr. Smith is a member of a particular club”), so the plaintiff has to prove additional facts to establish its defamatory nature (“Every member of that club is a sex offender”). In such actions, the plaintiff has to prove that he suffered damages in order to have a cause of action.
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