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Vedder Thinking | News Lyndsey Wajert, Blaine Kimrey and Bryan Clark Author Article for Law 360 on “Why 7th Circ. Libel Ruling is Crucial for the Media”

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Vedder Price attorneys Lyndsey Wajert, Blaine Kimrey and Bryan Clark recently wrote an article for Law360 highlighting "Why 7th Circuit Libel Ruling Is Crucial For The Media". The article notes that a growing number of defamation plaintiff’s attorneys have argued that allowing a published statement to remain online after additional evidence of falsity emerges equates to actual malice.

The article references the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in its National Police Association Inc. v. Gannett Co. Inc. opinion on August 31. The defamation case originated in 2019, when the Indianapolis Star and the AP published articles about fundraising scams that claimed to raise money for police departments across the country.

The full story can be found here.


Lyndsey M. Wajert


Blaine C. Kimrey


Bryan K. Clark