Neiman-Marcus v. Lait
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
13 F.R.D. 311 (S.D.N.Y. 1952)
Lait (defendant) wrote a book which made various claims about Neiman-Marcus and its employees (plaintiffs). The book claimed, among other things, that Neiman-Marcus’s saleswomen were call girls and that “most” salesmen were “fairies.” Thirty saleswomen out of a total of 382 working for Neiman-Marcus brought suit for libel on their behalf and the behalf of others. Fifteen salesmen out of a total of 25 working for Neiman-Marcus did the same. Lait filed a motion to dismiss the claims of both groups.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Kaufman, J.)
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