W.J.A. v. D.A.

W.J.A. v. D.A. (Nov. 7, 2011)

STATUS: Court reverses trial court dismissal on May 16, 2012.

N.J.: Supreme Court Considers Presumed Damages, Public Concern in Defamation Cases
In an Internet defamation case, the court held that presumed damages are available in private plaintiff cases that do not involve matters of public concern.  Although (defendant) argues that his postings involved the public issue of allegations of failed justice,  a personal and subjective belief that error occurred in a trial does not transform an essentially private dispute into one that implicates the public interest.


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