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Tort Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


AC42779 - Elder v. 21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC (Fair report privilege; “On appeal, the plaintiff claims that (1) the evidence supporting the defendants’ motions for summary judgment was insufficient, (2) the defendants failed to demonstrate actual reliance on a government document or proceeding, (3) the court erred by finding that the defendants’ publications were fair and accurate accounts of the government document on which they claimed to have relied, (4) the defendants did not rebut his claims of malice, which entitled him to a trial on the merits of those claims, and (5) his right under article first, § 10, of the Connecticut constitution to redress for injuries to his reputation and his right to a trial by jury on that claim, defeat the fair report privilege. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.”)