Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The New Jersey Appellate Division has affirmed the dismissal of a defamation action brought by Donald Trump against Timothy O'Brien, auther of TrumpNation, The Art of Being The Donald, and his publisher Time Warner Books. The court found no triable issue of actual malice.
The litigation also involved the subject's efforts to obtain the identities of three of the author's confidential sources. The court found sufficient evidence that these sources provided reliable information on the subject's net worth. (Mike Frisch)