Falwell v. Flynt, 797 F.2d 1270 (1986). The court rejected petitioners' argument that the "actual malice" standard of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964), must be met before respondent can recover for emotional distress. The court agreed that, because respondent is concededly a public figure, petitioners are "entitled to the.
Hustler Magazine v. Falwell Case Brief - Rule of Law: When an advertisement parodying a public figure depicts facts which no reasonable person could take as true, that figure cannot prevail under a theory of emotional distress. Facts. The November 1983 issue of Hustler Magazin.
Apr 05, 2017 · Hustler Magazine v. Falwell Case Brief. Statement of the facts: Jerry Falwell was a nationally known minister and active commentator on both political and public issues. Hustler Magazine printed a parody article about Falwell inferring Falwell and his .
United States Supreme Court. HUSTLER MAGAZINE v. FALWELL(1988) No. 86-1278 Argued: December 2, 1987 Decided: February 24, 1988. Respondent, a nationally known minister and commentator on politics and public affairs, filed a diversity action in Federal District Court against petitioners, a nationally circulated magazine and its publisher, to recover damages for, inter alia, libel .