Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Sixth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling Dismissing Defamation Suit Against New York Times

The Sixth Circuit affirms a lower court ruling dismissing a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. An Ohio State University professor sued over a NYT article, but the lower court held, and the 6th circuit agreed, that a reasonable reader would understand the the article presented a standard approach to investigative journalism or statements complained of were substantially true. The success of his IIED claims rested on his ability to prevail on his defamation claim. Read the ruling here.

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