Nos. 5059, 5061.

648 P.2d 321 (1981)

98 N.M. 282

William C. MARCHIONDO, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. NEW MEXICO STATE TRIBUNE COMPANY, Defendant-Appellee, and Robert A. Brown, et al., Defendants-Appellees and The Republican Party of the State of New Mexico Third Party Defendant-Appellee.

Court of Appeals of New Mexico.

Rehearing Denied January 6, 1982.

Certiorari Quashed June 29, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael E. Vigil, Albuquerque, for plaintiff-appellant.

Robert H. Clark, John B. Tittmann, Keleher & McLeod, Albuquerque, for New Mexico State Tribune Co., defendant-appellee.

Eric D. Lanphere, Michael A. Gross, Johnson & Lanphere, Albuquerque, for Robert A. Brown, et al., defendants-appellees.

Thomas F. McKenna, Albuquerque, for third party defendant-appellee.



Plaintiff, William Marchiondo, filed two separate actions seeking damages against the Albuquerque Tribune, the Albuquerque Journal, its editor Robert Brown, and certain other Journal employees, alleging publication of one count of libel by the Tribune and four counts of libel by the Journal and its employees. The defendants have denied that any of the publications were defamatory, and have raised the defenses of constitutional privilege...

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