Media Law Case of the Week

Here’s yet more proof that libel is not only the concern of the journalist.

The Hartford Courant featured an interesting case in which a Connecticut mother was fined $88,000 for an e-mail campaign in which she likened her daughter’s swim coach to a pedophile. The judge reportedly said that the mother admitted to having no evidence of this.

Let’s just hope for her daughter’s sake that she does not take after mom.


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