Rosenbloom v. Metromedia
A radio station that broadcast defamatory information about a private individual has committed libel, since the news was not about a public figure or public official.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Bernard G. Segal
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Warren E. Burger, Byron R. White
John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart (William O. Douglas did not participate)
Date of Decision
7 June 1971
Upheld an appeals court ruling that even though a news broadcast contains information about a private citizen it is not libel unless the plaintiff can demonstrate a reckless disregard for the truth or malicious intent.
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