ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Brief Fact Summary. E. Hulton & Co. (Defendant) wrote defamatory language using Plaintiff’s name. Defendant claimed it should not be held liable for libel because it used Defendant’s name as a fictitious name and had never even heard of Plaintiff.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. The fact that Defendant did not intend to defame Plaintiff is not a defense to the claim of libel.