Robust Decision from the Southern District of Ohio Rejects Academic's Libel Claims Against The New York Times

November 1, 2018

Reprinted with permission from MLRC MediaLawLetter, November 2018

In November, a district court in the Southern District of Ohio delivered a significant victory to The New York Times in a libel claim brought by a prominent cancer researcher. Croce v. New York Times Company, No. 2:17-cv-402, 2018 WL 5808786 (S.D. Ohio Nov. 6, 2018). The court's nuanced and thoughtful reasoning creates valuable precedent in the Sixth Circuit for news organizations, especially when reporting on unproven allegations of wrongdoing. Read More.

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