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Intentional torts

Wis. JI—Civil 2511 (1/2023)

Defamation: Public Figure Versus Media Defendant or Private Figure with Constitutional Privilege (Actual Malice)

Last revised in 1/2023.

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Related Cases:
  • 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 (1/2023)

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.

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