West Headnote of the Day – March 3, 2010

March 3, 2010

West's Key 237 Libel and Slander
West's Key 237I Words and Acts Actionable, and Liability Therefor
West's Key 237k6 Actionable Words in General
West's Key 237k6(1) k. In general.

Newspaper report claiming that prisoner incarcerated on narcotics charges planned to cooperate with prosecutors was not defamatory under New York law; right-thinking persons would not think ill of prisoner for legitimately cooperating with law enforcement.
Michtavi v. New York Daily News, 587 F.3d 551 (2d Cir. 2009)

Suggested by David F. Herr; Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP; Minneapolis, MN

237 Libel and Slander