Errol Morris Wins Appeal Over Film Subject's Defamation Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 15, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court ruling granting documentarian Errol Morris' motion to strike defamation claims by the subject of his film about a 1970s British tabloid scandal, saying the film's content is protected by the First Amendment and that the plaintiff failed to prove actual malice. 

In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge appellate panel said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Steele was right to grant Morris' motion to strike, agreeing with the lower court that his 2010 film, "Tabloid," was...
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