scandalous matter


scandalous matter
Allegations in a pleading which are both impertinent and reproachful. Woods v Morrell (NY) 1 Johns Ch 103, 106. Impertinent allegations which are damaging to the reputation of the person aspersed. 27 Am J2d Equity § 187. The rule is sometimes stated that no person is obliged to reanswer matter of "scandal" in responding to a bill of discovery, but the term "scandal" has a limited and technical meaning in this connection, referring only to scandal and infamy arising from crime. Skinner v Judson, 8 Conn 528.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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