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Schafer v. Time, Inc.
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
142 F.3d 1361 (1998)
Michael Schafer (plaintiff) brought suit against Time, Inc. (Time) (defendant) for libel. At trial, Time cross-examined Schafer, over his objection, on several events and actions in his past. For example, Time was permitted to ask Schafer about a prior felony conviction, prior driving-under-the-influence convictions, and failure to pay child support and alimony. The district court found in favor of Time. Schafer appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Birch, J.)
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