Reynolds v. Pegler
Significance, Reynolds Sues For Libel, Libel: Are Large Settlements Deterrents?
Westbrook Pegler, The Hearst Corporation, and Hearst Consolidated Publications
That a certain column published by the defendants on 29 November 1949 libeled the plaintiff.
Chief Lawyers for Plaintiff
Walter S. Beck, Paul Martinson, Louis Nizer
Chief Defense Lawyer
New York, New York
Date of Decision
22 July 1954
Against all defendants: Reynolds awarded $1 in compensatory damages and $175,000 in punitive damages.
- New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964).
- Westmoreland v. CBS, 770 F. 2d 1168 (1984).
- Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, 485 U.S. 46 (1988).
Pressman, Steven. "An Unfettered Press. Libel Law in the United States." http://www.usia.gov/usa/infousa/media/unfetter/press08.htm
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- Nizer, Louis. My Life in Court. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1961.
- Pilat, Oliver Ramsay. Pegler, Angry Man of the Press. Boston: Beacon Press, 1963.
- Reynolds, Quentin. By Quentin Reynolds. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1963.
- Reynolds v. Pegler: 1954 - Reynolds Sues For Libel
- Reply Brief for Appellants in Nos. 2 (1,) and 3 and for Respondents in No. on Further Reargument (5 ) - In The Supreme Court Of The United States October Term, 1954, Appeals From The United States District Courts For The District Of Kansas, The Eastern Di
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