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Inc. Westmoreland v. CBS - Significance, Impact, Out Of Court Settlements, Further Readings

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Plaintiff

General William C. Westmoreland

Defendant

CBS, Inc., Mike Wallace, George Crile, Sam Adams, Van Gordon Sauter

Plaintiff's Claim

That a television documentary broadcast by CBS concerning the conduct of the Vietnam War libeled Westmoreland.

Chief Lawyers for Plaintiff

Dan M. Burt, David M. Dorsen

Chief Defense Lawyers

David Boies, Stuart W. Gold

Judge

Pierre N. Leval

Place

New York, New York

Date of Decision

18 February 1985

Decision

The case was settled out of court before going to the jury.

Related Cases

  • New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964).
  • Rosenblatt v. Baer, 393 U.S. 75 (1966).
  • Curtis Publishing Co. v. Butts, 388 U.S. 130 (1967).
  • Rosenbloom v. Metromedia, 403 U.S. 29 (1971).
  • Sharon v. Time, Inc., 599 F.Supp. 538 (S.D.N.Y. 1984).

Sources

West's Encyclopedia of American Law. Volume two. New York: West Publishing, 1998.

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