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Intentional torts

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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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 (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.

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