396 A.2d 967 (1978)

William L. SPENCE, Jr., Plaintiff, Appellant, v. Allison J. FUNK and Communications Consultants, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, Defendants, Appellees.

Supreme Court of Delaware.

Decided December 21, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard S. McCann, Newark, for plaintiff, appellant.

Richard K. Herrmann of Bayard, Brill & Handelman, Wilmington, for defendants, appellees.

Before DUFFY, J., MARVEL, Chancellor, and HARTNETT, Vice Chancellor.

DUFFY, Justice:

The issue in this appeal is whether a complaint alleging libel is sufficient to withstand a motion to dismiss based upon failure to plead special damages. In a broader sense, the appeal requires an examination of the law of defamation in Delaware.

Plaintiff brought suit in Superior Court alleging that he was libeled in an article written by one of the individual defendants, Allison J. Funk, and printed...


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