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According to Florida law, every repetition of a defamatory statement is considered a publication:

Florida law establishes a two-year statute of limitations for actions for “libel and slander.” § 95.11(4)(g), Fla. Stat. (2014). The statute of limitations begins to run at the time of publication, not when the plaintiff discovers the alleged defamatory material. Wagner, Nugent, Johnson, Roth, Romano, Erikson & Kupfer, P.A. v. Flanagan, 629 So.2d 113, 114 (Fla.1993). “It is the general rule that each communication of the same defamatory matter by the same defamer, whether to a new person or to the same person, is a separate and distinct publication, for which a separate cause of action arises.” Restatement (Second) of Torts § 577A cmt. a (1977). *175 Thus, “every repetition of a defamatory statement is considered a publication.” Doe v. Am. Online, Inc., 783 So.2d 1010, 1017 (Fla.2001) (citation omitted). “This general rule is referred to as the ‘multiple publication rule.’ ” Musto v. Bell S. Telecomms. Corp., 748 So.2d 296, 297 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999).

See: Ashraf v. ADVENTIST HEALTH SYSTEM/SUNBELT, 200 So. 3d 173



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