Hastings Law Journal


The Article attempts to clarify the choice-of-law question over which state's fault standard should apply to an allegedly libelous statement which was written, investigated, edited, or published in another state. Based upon the constitutional directive given in modem United States Supreme Court libel decisions, Professor Rose reasons that a choice-of-law rule requiring the application of the law of the place where the interstate media defendant's libelous acts have occurred must be established. Several methods of adopting the new rule are considered, including congressional implementation of a federal statute concerning interstate-libel choice-of-law.

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