Shor v. Billingsley
Supreme Court of New York County, Special Term
158 N.Y.S.2d 476 (1956)
The defendant ad-libbed a remark about the plaintiff on a national radio broadcast, saying “I wish I had as much money as [the plaintiff] owes . . . [to] everybody—oh, a lot of people.” The plaintiff brought a defamation suit. The defendant moved to dismiss the suit on the grounds that the statement was not libel because it was not reduced to writing.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hecht, J.)
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