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Kaplan v. Newsweek Magazine, Inc.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
776 F.2d 1053 (1985)
Newsweek Magazine, Inc. (Newsweek) (defendant) published an article listing 11 “blowoff” courses that required very little work to achieve a good grade. The article stated that the courses were “good for the grade-point-average” and painless. Kaplan (plaintiff) taught one of the courses named. Kaplan brought suit against Newsweek for libel. Newsweek filed a motion to dismiss. The district court granted the motion. Kaplan appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Browning, C.J., Anderson and Nelson, J.J.)
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