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Troman v. Wood
Illinois Supreme Court
340 N.E.2d 292 (1975)
Mary Troman (plaintiff), a private figure, sued Chicago Sun-Times (Sun-Times) reporter Kingsley Wood and Sun-Times publisher Field Enterprises, Inc. (defendants) in Illinois state court. Troman sought actual damages for injury to her reputation following the publication of a Sun-Times article authored by Wood. Wood was dismissed from the case, leaving Field Enterprises as the sole defendant. Field Enterprises argued that, as a matter of policy, Illinois should adopt the actual-malice standard articulated by the Supreme Court. However, Field Enterprises conceded that the actual-malice standard was not constitutionally mandated. A motion to dismiss filed by Field Enterprises was granted. Troman appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Schaeffer, J.)
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