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Aug. 2014

Megan C. Deluhery of Todd & Weld LLP Authors Article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Entitled "Plaintiff's Status is Germane to Any Defamation Case"

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article in its July 21, 2014 edition which was authored by Megan C. Deluhery, a partner with Todd & Weld, entitled "Plaintiff's Status is Germane to Any Defamation Case."

Drawing on her experience with defamation matters, Ms. Deluhery discusses considerations relevant to whether a publication is germane to a plaintiff's limited purpose public figure status, and so, whether the heightened actual malice standard will apply.  The standard of care "is often outcome determinative."

Ms. Deluhery follows the issue through a number of recent case decisions and describes arguments on both sides from a recent successful case in which she represented the plaintiff.

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