Librarian or Moviestar?

August 26, 2014

  • 237 Libel and Slander
  • 237I Words and Acts Actionable, and Liability Therefor
  • 237k10 Words Imputing Unfitness for or Misconduct or Criminal Acts in Office or Employment

08-26-14Description of librarian in novel was not so closely akin to real-life librarian that reader of book, knowing real person, would link the two, and thus, purported similarities were superficial and insufficient for defamation claim.

Carter-Clark v. Random House, Inc., 17 A.D.3d 241, (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div., 1st Dept., 2005)