In what cases action of slander may be maintained without proof of special damage?
[Law of Torts] – An action of slander may be maintained, without proof of special damage,in following cases:-
If a criminal offence (not necessarily an indictable offence) be imputed to exclude the plaintiff;
If a contagious or infectious disorder, tending to exclude the plaintiff from society be imputed to him;
If any injurious imputation be made affecting the plaintiff in his office, profession, trade or business, and the imputation imputes to him unfitness for or misconduct in that calling; and
If the plaintiff is a woman or a girl and the words impute unchasity or adultery to her.