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Ogden v. Association of the United States Army
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
177 F. Supp. 498 (1959)
In 1955, the Association of the United States Army (defendant) published a book called "Combat Actions in Korea." The book criticized the handling of a platoon that Lawrence Ogden (plaintiff) had commanded during an engagement in Korea. In 1959, Ogden brought a libel action against the Association in federal district court in Washington, D.C. The Association moved for summary judgment, arguing that the action was barred by the District of Columbia's one-year statute of limitations for libel actions.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Holtzoff, J.)
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