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Tort/Negligence – Defamation – Libel – Newspaper Articles – Falsity & Malice – Punitive Damages – Lobbyist – Campaign Contributions (access required)

Kelley v. Wren (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-007-16, 13 pp.) (John Few, C.J.) Appealed from Horry County Circuit Court (Larry Hyman Jr., J.) S.C. App. Holding: If the plaintiff-lobbyist had delivered campaign contributions to a candidate, he would have been committing a crime. Since the defendant-reporter had no evidence that the lobbyist delivered campaign contributions, a jury ...

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