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Appellate court affirms summary judgment for newspaper

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  1. Libel and Privacy
The Media Law Prof Blog reports that a Georgia state appellate court upheld a summary judgment holding in a libel…

The Media Law Prof Blog reports that a Georgia state appellate court upheld a summary judgment holding in a libel suit against the Savannah Morning News

William Torrance, a former city manager in Eastman, Ga., first sued the paper after it ran a series of articles investigating the death of a peeping tom who victimized Torrance’s daughter. Torrance specifically complained, among other things, that the articles reported that he had been “let go” as the city manager of Eastman, that there were allegations that he had abused drugs, and that he had illegally wiretapped a conversation with a state investigator.