Press: A General Loses His Case

The jury finds no "malice," but chastises TIME

The four women and two men walked silently to their red leather armchairs in Room 110 of the Federal District Court Building in lower Manhattan. As dozens of reporters and spectators listened intently, the clerk asked Jury Foreman Richard Zug, an IBM computer specialist, if the panel had come to a decision. "We have," replied Zug. Reading carefully from the verdict form, Zug announced, "On actual malice: to the question, Has the plaintiff proved by clear and convincing evidence that a person or persons at Time Inc. knew that the defamatory statement was false or had serious doubts to its truth?,...

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