563 S.W.2d 8 (1978)

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN OF BOWLING GREEN, INC., Appellant, v. Harland SANDERS, Courier-Journal & Louisville Times, Inc., Dan Kauffman and KFC Corporation, Appellees.

Supreme Court of Kentucky.

March 14, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

F. Thomas Conway, Louisville, for appellant.

Marshall P. Eldred, Stephen R. Schmidt, Brown, Todd & Heyburn, Louisville, for appellee, Harland Sanders.

Edgar A. Zingman, Jon L. Fleischaker, Wyatt, Grafton & Sloss, Louisville, for appellees, Courier-Journal and Louisville Times, Inc. and Dan Kauffman.

William O. Guethlein, William P. Swain, Louisville, for appellee, KFC Corp.


Appellant sought damages from appellees for libel and defamation growing out of statements made by Colonel Harland Sanders and published in the Courier-Journal. The complaint was dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

Colonel Sanders was interviewed by Courier-Journal staff writer Dan Kauffman on the subject, "Is a chicken wing white meat?" The portion of the article on which appellant based its suit was as follows...

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