No. 1 CA-CIV 5205.

130 Ariz. 475 (1981)

636 P.2d 1257

Robert H. FENDLER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. PHOENIX NEWSPAPERS INC., an Arizona corporation, Nina Pulliam, Mason Walsh, Darrow Tully, Frederic S. Marquardt, Pat Murphy, William Shover and Does I through XXX, inclusive, Defendants-Appellees.

Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1, Department A.

November 3, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert H. Fendler, Phoenix, in pro. per.

Gust, Rosenfeld, Divelbess & Henderson by James F. Henderson and Dean G. Kallenbach, Phoenix, for defendant-appellee Phoenix Newspapers, Inc.


CONTRERAS, Presiding Judge.

This appeal presents the questions of whether substantial truth is a complete defense in a libel action and whether, under some circumstances, a determination of substantial truth is a question of law for the court. We answer both questions affirmatively, and therefore affirm a summary judgment for appellees on one count of appellant's amended complaint and the dismissal of the remaining counts.

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