“$60,000 Damages for Blogging the Truth About Someone, Intending to Get the Person Fired”

by Walter Olson on September 2, 2011

Eugene Volokh predicts that a Minnesota jury’s award will not stand; not only are people “constitutionally entitled to speak the truth about others, even with the goal of trying to get them fired,” but the “First Amendment constrains the interference with business relations tort, just as it constrains the infliction of emotional distress and other torts.” [Volokh Conspiracy]