From our private database of 30,900+ case briefs...
Retail Credit v. Russell
Georgia Supreme Court
218 S.E.2d 54 (1975)
Retail Credit Company (defendant) ran a background and credit check on Russell (plaintiff). The report inaccurately stated that Russell was dismissed from a previous employer for embezzlement. Russell obtained a letter from the previous employer that refuted the misinformation. Russell presented the letter to Retail Credit, which assured Russell that it would correct its records. The correction never occurred. Russell made multiple attempts to obtain both a correction and the names of companies to which the inaccurate report had been sent. Finding no success, Russell brought a libel action against Retail Credit. The trial court found in favor of Russell, awarding damages and enjoining Retail Credit from further publication of the libelous misinformation. Retail Credit appealed, arguing that it was entitled to a conditional privilege as a reporting agency and that the injunction amounted to unconstitutional prior restraint. The Georgia Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hall, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 553,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 553,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 30,900 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.