TITLE

The Neutral Report Privilege[*]

PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
Communications & the Law;Jun99, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides information on neutral report privilege that protects the reporter from liability for defamation. Gap that the neutral report privilege fills; Details on its formulations; Critiques of the neutral report privilege; Conclusion.
ACCESSION #
1982064

 

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