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Authors

Mark A. Byrd

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

An overview of libel law is presented as a backdrop for an examination of how the law of libel is applied to purported quotations which are inaccurate. The author discusses the approach which was taken by the Ninth Circuit in Masson v. New Yorker Magazine, and concludes that the court applied an inappropriate test. The comment concludes with a recommendation for an appropriate test for libel when the allegedly libelous material is a purported quotation.

First Page

617

Last Page

645

Publication Date

7-1-1990

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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