Brooks Pierce Partner Quoted in Article on Dismissal of Defamation Case Against the New York Times


Brooks Pierce partner Eric David was quoted in a Feb. 15 Reuters article analyzing the impact of the dismissal of Sarah Palin’s defamation case against the New York Times.

The article, “Analysis: Palin's legal fight with the New York Times is far from over,” provides insight on the implications of the lawsuit dismissal and also discusses the appeal scenarios at play.

“The New York Times will be in a stronger position if the jury also rules in its favor. In general, appeals courts are reluctant to second-guess factual determinations by jurors. A jury verdict for the New York Times would be much more appeal-proof than a directed verdict," David said.

David focuses his practice on business litigation, constitutional litigation, and media and communications law. He has advocated on behalf of publisher and broadcast clients in various First Amendment and newsgathering matters, including disputes over the North Carolina Public Records Act and access to public meetings. David has substantial experience defending both large and small publishers against defamation claims in state and federal court.

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