Defamation and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Healing The Sting
Journal of Dispute Resolution, Vol. 1986, No. 3, 1986
29 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2019 Last revised: 1 Nov 2019
Date Written: 1986
The article will develop a three-fold thesis, which may be summarized
(1) Defamation is a field in which legal rules and gamesmanship have
frequently obscured the interests of the parties.
(2) Both substantive law reform and the use of alternative dispute resolution
techniques might result in major strides to correct this problem.
(3) There will remain some cases in which resort to the jury trial may
be the most appropriate means of resolving defamation disputes.
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