NYT Article Was Defamation, OSU Scientist Tells 6th Circ.

Law360 (February 4, 2019, 5:50 PM EST) -- An Ohio State University oncology researcher whose alleged history of scientific misconduct was written about by The New York Times urged the Sixth Circuit to revive his defamation suit against the newspaper, arguing the district court relied on the wrong standard.

Senior U.S. District Judge James L. Graham had used an "accurate and balanced report rule" to test the claims rather than a "reasonable construction test," Carlo Croce said Friday. This difference led the court to dismiss his claims, even though Croce argues the allegations are false and the Times knew he had committed no wrongdoing when it published the article,...

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