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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Julie Hilden on the Gene Simmons Lawsuit

Should we still allow women (but not men) to sue for defamation on the grounds that they have been "falsely portrayed as unchaste"? A New York trial judge is letting Georgeann Walsh Ward's suit against Gene Simmons of KISS and Viacom to proceed on these grounds. Findlaw's Julie Hilden discusses the problems with the Ward lawsuit as well as the public policy questions it raises in 2005 here.

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