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...
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Case Title

Walter Block v. New York Times Company, et al


Case Number

16-30966

Court

Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4320 Assault, Libel and Slander

Date Filed

August 30, 2016

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