Kate Hooker | Bloomberg Law Lluberes v. Uncommon Productions, LLC, No. 10-2082, 2011 BL 303756 (1st Cir. Dec. 2, 2011) A district court correctly ruled that sugar cane producers in the Dominican Republic who filed a defamation action against filmmakers who documented the inhumane treatment of workers were limited-purpose public figures and thus required to prove actual malice, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled on December 2, 2011. The Court did not review the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the filmmakers, however, because it also vacated the district court's denial of plaintiffs' motion to compel discovery that could provide proof of actual malice.
Summary Judgment in Favor of the Filmmakers
The Vicini Brothers Are Limited-Purpose Public Figures
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