US: Staples libel ruling concerns news media groups
'Journalists who believe truth is the ultimate defense against libel suits fear that a federal appeals court has created a dangerous exception that could chill news reporting.
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston ruled recently that a former salesman at Staples can sue the company for libel after a vice president sent an e-mail to about 1, 500 employees saying the salesman had been fired for violations of company procedures regarding expenses reimbursements.'
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URL Link: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/03/13/staples_libel_ruling_concerns_news_media_groups/
Author Organisation: The Boston Globe