We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

New York Times Must Face Libel Suit, 5th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (August 15, 2017, 7:19 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit filed against The New York Times by a Loyola University professor who says the newspaper quoted him in a way that made it sound like he was defending slavery, ruling the case was tossed too quickly.

The ruling came just under two years after Loyola economics professor Walter Block sued the paper over a 2014 story about Sen. Rand Paul that quoted Block as saying slavery was “not so bad.” He claims the Times omitted crucial supporting...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Walter Block v. New York Times Company, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4320 Assault, Libel and Slander

Date Filed

August 30, 2016

Law Firms


Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.