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.
College of Law
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Byrd, Mark A.
"Quotations and Actual Malice: Bridging the Gap Between Fact and Fiction,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 10:
3, Article 6.
Mark A. Byrd, Comment, Quotations and Actual Malice: Bridging the Gap Between Fact and Fiction, 10 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 617 (1990).