The United States Supreme Court has held that in a libel action by a private individual against a radio station for a defamatory falsehood in a newscast relating to his involvement in an event of public concern, the individual can recover only upon clear and convincing proof that the defamatory falsehood was published with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false.
Rosenbloom v. Metromedia, Inc., 403 U.S. 29 (1971).
John L. Livingston Jr.,
Torts - Defamation - Constitutional Standard,
Duq. L. Rev.
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