Scandal Law and Legal Definition

Scandal refers to disgraceful, shameful, or degrading acts or conduct that brings about disgrace or offends the moral sensibilities of society. It can be any defamatory reports or rumors or malicious gossip especially slander that causes damage to reputation or character. Scandal can also refer to a libelous action or statement. A federal court can own it’s on motion or on a motion made by a party either before responding to the pleading or, if a response is not allowed, within 21 days after being served with the pleading strike from a pleading any scandalous matter. [USCS Fed Rules Civ Proc R 12 (f)]