Sunday, October 6, 2013
ABA Journal, Cooley Law Defamation Suit Against Law Firm and Bloggers Critical of its Job Stats Is Nixed by Judge:
A federal judge has nixed a defamation suit filed by Thomas M. Cooley Law School against a law firm and bloggers who criticized the institution's portrayal of its graduates' employment statistics.
Finding that the law school is, at minimum, a limited-purpose public figure, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker on Monday ruled that, as a matter of law, Cooley could not show clear and convincing proof of actual malice and granted a summary judgment motion by the plaintiffs, dismissing the case. The law school vows to appeal. ...