A federal judge announced he would dismiss former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times, saying her legal team had failed to reach the high standards required for public figures to make their case.
The Manhattan federal judge who made the unusual move of saying he would dismiss Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times while jurors were still deliberating is considered a maverick.
A judge says he will dismiss Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, ruling Palin’s team did not prove a key element of its case.
What people are saying?
Kyle T I’m not a lawyer, but from what I understand it’s quite hard to prove a defamation case, especially as a public figure. “Actual malice” is the big phrase. It’s really difficult to conclusively prove that a person knowingly spread misinformation in malice rather than negligence.
Roger Because you know more about the facts than the judge that heard the case? That’s exactly what’s wrong with things. You may have your opinion but let’s not forget the judge heard all the ‘facts’, not gossip on the net. Let her refile if she can prove the case. Time to move on.