Posted: February 13th, 2017 | By: John Boyle
Professor Michael Green was quoted in the following article, “Facebook Defamation Leads to 500k Settlement,” written by John Boyle and published in the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen Times on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. This story was also covered by several other media channels including USA Today Online, the Record & Herald News Online and the News & Record Online/Greensboro.com.
The following is an excerpt from the original story:
Michael D. Green, a professor at Wake Forest University School of Law who specializes in tort law, said he was “stunned” by the dollar amount in the settlement.
“That is extraordinarily rare to have a private defamation suit to result in a recovery of that magnitude,” Green said. “I am astonished, because as I’m sure you’re aware, if I whack somebody with my automobile, or somebody comes to my house and suffers a really serious injury, I’m insured for that. But libel is not covered by any insurance that an individual would normally have.”