Wisconsin Civil Jury Instructions
Wis. JI—Civil 2511 (2003)
Defamation: Public Figure Versus Media Defendant or Private Figure with Constitutional Privilege (Actual Malice)
Last revised in 2003.
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- Bay View Packing Co. v. Taff
198 Wis.2d 653, 543 N.W.2d 522
- Calero v. Del Chemical
68 Wis.2d 487, 228 N.W.2d 737
- Garrison v. State of Louisiana
379 U.S. 64
- Lewis v. Coursolle Broadcasting
127 Wis.2d 105, 377 N.W.2d 166
- New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
376 U.S. 254
- Polzin v. Helmbrecht
54 Wis.2d 578, 196 N.W.2d 685
- St. Amant v. Thompson
390 U.S. 727
This instruction is also found in the print edition of the Wisconsin Civil Jury Instructions, volume 2.
Cite this instruction as: Wis. JI—Civil 2511 (2003)
The Wisconsin Civil Jury Instructions are created and edited by the Wisconsin Civil Jury Instructions Committee of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference. Instructions include contributions from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, and are used with its permission.