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Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Co.
Citation:497 U.S. 1, 110 S.Ct. 2695, 111 L.Ed.2d 1 (1990)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Milkovich’s high school wrestling team brawled with a competing team. After a hearing, the Ohio High School Athletic Association censured Milkovich and put his team on probation. Parents sued to enjoin enforcement of the probation, and Milkovich testified at a judicial hearing denying that he had incited the brawl. The judge granted the parents’ restraining order. A sports columnist who attended the meet where the brawl occurred but did not attend the judicial hearing published a column alleging that Milkovich had perjured himself in downplaying his role in the brawl. Milkovich sued for libel per se.
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