Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Francis X. Reddy, Jr., for appellee.
Sheldon D. Schecter and David C. Eisler, for appellants.
Supreme Court of Ohio.
This appeal presents two issues. First, the proper standard to be applied when a directed verdict is sought by the defendant in a libel action brought by a public official and second, whether the court of appeals erroneously overturned the directed verdict issued by the trial court.
We begin our analysis with a brief examination of the standard which applies to the underlying defamation proceeding. In New York Times Co. v.
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