On Business Torts and the First Amendment

ABA-TIPS Media, Privacy and Defamation Law Committee News, p. 1, Winter 2014

4 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2014

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Richard J. Peltz-Steele

University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth

Date Written: January 1, 2014

Abstract

A gaping question in free speech law surrounds the application of the First Amendment defense in business torts. The pervasiveness of communication technologies, the flourishing of privacy law, and the mere passage of time have precipitated an escalation in tort cases in which communication, and what the defendant may allege is free speech, lies at the heart of the matter.

Keywords: tort, business torts, interference, contract, economic relations, privacy, obligations, free speech, free press, freedom of expression

JEL Classification: K13, K29

Suggested Citation

Peltz-Steele, Richard J., On Business Torts and the First Amendment (January 1, 2014). ABA-TIPS Media, Privacy and Defamation Law Committee News, p. 1, Winter 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2390870

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