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Time, Inc. v. Firestone
Citation:424 U.S. 448 (1976)
Time, Inc. (defendant), a news publisher, published an article about Mary Alice Firestone’s (plaintiff) recent divorce from Russell A. Firestone Jr., a member of a wealthy industrial family. The article mentioned that Mr. Firestone accused the plaintiff of extreme cruelty and affairs, although the divorce decree discounted much of the evidence concerning the affairs. The plaintiff sued the defendant in Florida state court for libel.
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