Civ. A. No. 88-0727-GHR.

747 F.Supp. 779 (1990)

Richard V. SECORD, Plaintiff, v. Leslie COCKBURN, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

August 27, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas C. Green, Sharp, Green & Lankford, W. Michael Kramer, Kramer & Associates, Michael P. McDonald, Center for Individual Rights, Washington, D.C., for plaintiff.

Floyd Abrams, Dean Ringel, Steven Lieberman, Adam Liptak, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, New York City, Rand McQuinn, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Washington, D.C., for defendants Morgan Entrekin, Atlantic Monthly Press and Little, Brown and Company (Inc.)

John Taylor Williams, Palmer & Dodge, Boston, Mass., of counsel for defendant Little, Brown and Company (Inc.).

Michael Kennedy, New York City, for defendants Leslie Cockburn and Andrew Cockburn.


REVERCOMB, District Judge.

The plaintiff, retired Major General Richard V. Secord, filed the instant libel action against the defendants Leslie Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn, Morgan Entrekin, Atlantic Monthly Press, and Little, Brown and Company, Inc., arising out of the writing, publication and distribution of a book entitled Out of Control: The Story of the Reagan Administration's Secret War in Nicaragua, the Illegal Pipeline...

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