Bruce Rosen Quoted on Plaintiffs’ Slim Chances in Defamation Cases

MARC partner Bruce S. Rosen was quoted in the Asbury Park Press on Jan. 13, 2018 about free speech protections that give longshot odds to defamation actions.

He was interviewed in the wake of President Trump’s criticism of the media and call to strengthen federal libel laws. Trump was reacting to publication of the book, Fire and Fury, which raised questions about his fitness for office.

Bruce, who handles First Amendment and related matters for media outlets across the country, noted that plaintiffs must show malice in false statements that led to the action. He said it’s very difficult to prove people knew they were lying when they wrote the material.

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