Lawsuit over email leads to disturbing libel decision

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The NiemanJournalismLab blog is reporting that a federal appeals court in Boston has handed down a decision that has disturbed many, declaring that truth published with “actual malice” can be considered libel. The case in question is a libel lawsuit filed against Staples by a former employee after the office supply giant sent a mass email announcing the employee was being fired for padding his expense report and for ethics issues. While the employee, a sales director, admitted to the charges, he still contends the email was libelous as it was sent out specifically to hurt his reputation. Libel Email Full Article>>

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