Beyond the Courtroom: Alternatives for Resolving Press Disputes

BEYOND THE COURTROOM: ALTERNATIVES FOR RESOLVING PRESS DISPUTES, Richard T. Kaplar, ed., Media Institute, 1991

Posted: 20 Dec 2010  

Roselle Wissler

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

John Soloski

University of Iowa - School of Journalism

Date Written: 1991

Abstract

This chapter describes an experimental alternative program for resolving media libel disputes out of court and explains why the program was created. The chapter first discusses the findings of an empirical study of the libel litigation system. That study found that the primary objectives of plaintiffs who sue for libel are not met by the current system and that the media incur large financial and other costs in defending libel suits. The experimental, voluntary, alternative program that was created in response to these findings is described, along with the potential benefits that it could offer both parties relative to the current system and to other media libel litigation reform proposals.

Keywords: libel, alternative dispute resolution, litigation

Suggested Citation

Wissler, Roselle and Soloski, John, Beyond the Courtroom: Alternatives for Resolving Press Disputes (1991). BEYOND THE COURTROOM: ALTERNATIVES FOR RESOLVING PRESS DISPUTES, Richard T. Kaplar, ed., Media Institute, 1991 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1728961

Roselle Wissler (Contact Author)

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

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
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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