Effects of Gertz Decision In One Federal Circuit

Avery, Phyllis Ann; Stevens, John D.
December 1984
Journalism Quarterly;Winter84, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p897
Academic Journal
Examines the impact of the libel decisions of the Gertz v. Robert Welch Inc. case on the decisions in the Sixth Circuit Court in the U.S. Increase in the number of libel suits within the jurisdiction covered by the circuit court; Victory of the media in most of the cases; Concern on the impact of the decision for judges to discourage from granting summary judgments to media libel defendants.


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