Defamation Plaintiffs Ineligible for Both Presumed and Actual Damages

The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled on May 27, 2015 that defamation plaintiffs may not recover both presumed and actual damages. Bruce S. Rosen was on the brief on behalf of the ACLU-NJ, an amicus in the case, NuWave Investment Corp. v. Hyman Beck & Co. Media advocates say the ruling prevents the chance of speculative awards, which can discourage free speech. Click here to read the opinion.

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