National Enquirer Libel Suits Essay by The Research Group

National Enquirer Libel Suits
Legal analysis of cases brough by celebrities (Sinatra, Eddie Murphy, Carol Burnett) against tabloid, focusing on courts' emphasis on First Amendment rights.
# 12266 | 2,250 words | 27 sources | 1996 | US
Published on Jun 21, 2003 in Communication (Journalism) , Law (Civil) , Law (Tort)

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This research paper examines and evaluates the experience of
The National Enquirer (The Enquirer) in defending itself in cases involving claims that the tabloid has libeled persons mentioned
in its articles or otherwise violated their legal rights. The Enquirer has avoided thus far large liabilities because: (1) it has ably defended its interests, including settling most difficult cases; (2) state and federal courts have generally ruled in favor of The Enquirer because of certain decisions of the United States Supreme Court relating to the First Amendment rights of the press; and (3) plaintiffs have encountered certain.."

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