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New Jersey Supreme Court Amends Holding on Presumed Damages In Certain Defamation Suits

As noted here: http://www.gdm-law.com/?page=blog&display=51 - the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the doctrine of presumed damages applies in private-plaintiff cases that do not involve matters of public concern. However, the Court sua sponte "excised three sentences from the original opinion that purportedly authorized the award of punitive damages based only on nominal damages — in clear conflict with the Punitive Damages Act."

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