Florida legislature considering restoring free press

by Ted Frank on April 24, 2006

We’ve previously commented on how Florida courts’ interpretation of “false light” doctrine permits attorneys to litigate against newspapers for truthful reporting. The Florida legislature is considering closing the court-created loophole; the Orlando Sentinel thinks it can’t come soon enough.

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1 Matthew Brown 04.26.06 at 2:29 am

The same false-light loophole is being used by some people to threaten Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/) over accurate but unflattering information being published. Wikipedia is headquartered in Florida, making it vulnerable.

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