In Oprah trial, `food libel' charges prove hard to swallow

Baldauf, Scott
February 1998
Christian Science Monitor;2/27/98, Vol. 90 Issue 64, p3
Reports on the impact of a decision in the case of Engler v. Winfrey that found Oprah Winfrey not guilty of the libel charges against her for her 1996 program on mad cow disease. Case seen as the first test for food-libel laws; Federal judge ruling the case didn't fit the food libel criteria; Comments from state Representative Bob Turner, author of Texas' food libel legislation.


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