This article will discuss the appellate court's interpretation and application of the three tort theories of liability. It will also analyze the potential floodgate effect this case may have on future defamation actions against the media for publishing fictional publications, including political cartoons.
Patterson, Christopher C.
"Falwell v. Flynt: Lampooning or Liability; The Realization of a Three-Pronged Tort Approach for Establishing Media Liability for Fictional Defamation,"
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