97 Cited authorities

  1. Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc.

    418 U.S. 323 (1974)   Cited 3,892 times   16 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a private defamation plaintiff cannot recover punitive damages without proving actual malice
  2. Masson v. New Yorker Magazine, Inc.

    501 U.S. 496 (1991)   Cited 1,421 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "plaintiff must demonstrate that the author in fact entertained serious doubts as to the truth of his publication"
  3. White v. Securities & Exchange Commission

    434 U.S. 969 (1977)   Cited 467 times
    Upholding three minute cut-off figure
  4. Gross v. New York Times Co.

    82 N.Y.2d 146 (N.Y. 1993)   Cited 462 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Finding accusation of "possibly illegal" conduct to be actionable
  5. Brian v. Richardson

    87 N.Y.2d 46 (N.Y. 1995)   Cited 389 times
    Holding that an article advocating for a government investigation into purported misuse of software would be understood, in context, "as mere allegations to be investigated rather than as facts"
  6. Steinhilber v. Alphonse

    68 N.Y.2d 283 (N.Y. 1986)   Cited 506 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Recognizing a distinction between pure opinion, which “does not imply that it is based upon undisclosed facts,” and mixed opinion, which “implies that it is based upon facts which justify the opinion but are unknown to those reading or hearing it”
  7. Mann v. Abel

    2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 2675 (N.Y. 2008)   Cited 238 times   2 Legal Analyses
    In Mann v. Abel, 10 N.Y.3d 271, 856 N.Y.S.2d 31, 885 N.E.2d 884 (2008), the New York Court of Appeals examined a "piece, preceded by an editorial note indicating that it was an expression of opinion, [that] referred to Mann[, the town attorney,] as a ‘political hatchet Mann’ and said that he was ‘leading the Town of Rye to destruction.’ "
  8. Rinaldi v. Holt, Rinehart

    42 N.Y.2d 369 (N.Y. 1977)   Cited 598 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Stating that "[o]pinions, false or not, libelous or not, are constitutionally protected and may not be the subject of private damage actions"
  9. Immuno Ag. v. Moor-Jankowski

    77 N.Y.2d 235 (N.Y. 1991)   Cited 376 times
    Holding that the New York State Constitution independently provides protection for statements of opinion greater than those required by the First Amendment
  10. Kenedy Memorial Foundation v. Mauro

    513 U.S. 1016 (1994)   Cited 82 times
    Holding district court has broad discretion to dismiss an action for ineffective service of process and that trial court did not abuse discretion in denying plaintiff's third motion to extend the time within which to accomplish service on a Mexican defendant
  11. Section 1001 - Statements or entries generally

    18 U.S.C. § 1001   Cited 7,386 times   306 Legal Analyses
    Making false statements
  12. Section 74 - Privileges in action for libel

    N.Y. Civ. Rights Law § 74   Cited 392 times   4 Legal Analyses

    A civil action cannot be maintained against any person, firm or corporation, for the publication of a fair and true report of any judicial proceeding, legislative proceeding or other official proceeding, or for any heading of the report which is a fair and true headnote of the statement published. This section does not apply to a libel contained in any other matter added by any person concerned in the publication; or in the report of anything said or done at the time and place of such a proceeding