Westlaw Headnote of the Day – December 14, 2010

December 14, 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.

A writer of parody must be wary as his shafts may miss the mark, be cruel without purpose, and inflict real hurt where only laughter was intended.
Salomone v. Macmillan Pub. Co., Inc., 411 N.Y.S.2d 105 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1978)