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Resolving Libel Cases Out of Court


Roselle Wissler


Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Randall P. Bezanson


University of Iowa College of Law

Gilbert Cranberg


University of Iowa - School of Journalism

John Soloski


University of Iowa - School of Journalism

1988

Judicature, Vol. 71, p. 197, 1988

Abstract:     
The article begins with a brief discussion of the assumptions and goals underlying media libel law. Then the findings of an empirical study are discussed, showing that the libel litigation system neither accomplishes its goals nor meets the needs of the parties. The study also suggested that an alternative process that offers a more efficient and straightforward resolution of the dispute would be consistent with the interests of a majority of parties. Research findings concerning various alternative dispute resolution processes are discussed. An experimental, voluntary, nonlitigation alternative program created to resolve libel disputes outside the courts is described, along with a case that illustrates the potential benefits of such an alternative process.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 5

Keywords: libel, alternative dispute resolution, litigation

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Date posted: December 18, 2010 ; Last revised: December 25, 2010

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Wissler, Roselle and Bezanson, Randall P. and Cranberg, Gilbert and Soloski, John, Resolving Libel Cases Out of Court (1988). Judicature, Vol. 71, p. 197, 1988. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1727698

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Roselle Wissler (Contact Author)
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
Randall P. Bezanson
University of Iowa College of Law ( email )
Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
319-335-9171 (Phone)
319-335-9098 (Fax)
Gilbert Cranberg
University of Iowa - School of Journalism ( email )
Seashore Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
John Soloski
University of Iowa - School of Journalism ( email )
Seashore Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
319-335-5832 (Phone)
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