No. 82-2103.

116 Wis.2d 217 (1984)

341 N.W.2d 693

Robert E. VOIT and Burnett Shooting Preserve & Game Preserve, Plaintiffs-Respondents, v. MADISON NEWSPAPERS, INC., and Wisconsin State Journal, Defendants-Appellants.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided January 4, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the defendants-appellants there were briefs by Bradway A. Liddle, Jr., Michael P. May and Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field, Madison, and oral argument by Mr. May.

For the plaintiffs-respondents there was a brief by James J. Kriva and Kasdorf, Dall, Lewis & Swietlik, S.C., Milwaukee, and oral argument by Mr. Kriva.

Amicus curiae brief was filed by James P. Brody, Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., and Foley & Lardner, Milwaukee, for Newspapers, Inc.


Madison Newspapers, Inc. (MNI) and Wisconsin State Journal (defendants) appeal from an order denying their motion to change venue of the trial of a libel action from Waukesha county to Dane county.1 The issues presented for review are: (1) Does sec. 801.50(6), Stats., allow a libel action against a corporate newspaper publisher to be venued in a county other than the county in which the allegedly defamatory statement...

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