Libel-Proof Plaintiff Doctrine
In rare cases, there are defamation plaintiffs who are so utterly reviled and looked down upon in their community, that defamatory words don’t actually lower their standing in the community. Such plaintiff is referred to as the libel-proof plaintiff doctrine. The most common types of libel-proof plaintiffs are small-town drug dealers and habitual criminals, who often boast a lengthy rap sheet.
Впрочем, на практике применяется редко.