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Resolving the Paradox of the Innocent Construction Rule


David Allen Larson


Hamline University - School of Law

January 1, 1984

American Journl of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 7, p. 481, 1984

Abstract:     
The application of the innocent construction rule in defamation cases has led to illogical and questionable holdings. This article will explain the nature of that rule and illustrate its use by focusing on cases arising in Illinois. It will review the recent case of Chapski v. Copley Press, where the Illinois Supreme Court rejected the innocent construction rule, and raise the possibility that additional reform may be necessary in Illinois. Finally, other jurisdictions relying upon similar rules of interpretation will be identified and discussed.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: Defamation, Illinois, innocent construction rule

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Date posted: February 17, 2012  

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Larson, David Allen, Resolving the Paradox of the Innocent Construction Rule (January 1, 1984). American Journl of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 7, p. 481, 1984. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1937285

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David Allen Larson (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
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