No. 91-5601.

971 F.2d 1226 (1992)

Marcus N. BRESSLER, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. FORTUNE MAGAZINE, A DIVISION OF TIME INC., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided August 6, 1992.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied October 16, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Janet Mayfield Hogan (briefed), Knoxville, Tenn., William H. Ogle, Ormond Beach, Fla., Paul N. Minkoff (argued), Klovsky, Kuby & Harris, Philadelphia, Pa., for plaintiff-appellee.

Floyd Abrams (argued & briefed), Dean Ringel, Cahill, Gordon and Reindel, New York City, R. Louis Crossley, Jr., Long, Ragsdale & Waters, Knoxville, Tenn., for defendant-appellant.

Laura Handman (briefed), New York City, for Amici Curiae.

Before: GUY, NORRIS, and BATCHELDER, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied October 16, 1992.

RALPH B. GUY, Jr., Circuit Judge.

Defendant, Fortune Magazine, appeals a $550,000 jury verdict in a libel suit brought by plaintiff, Marcus Bressler. Bressler's claim stemmed from a 1986 Fortune article which reported allegations that Bressler, an official of the Tennessee Valley Authority, had attempted to cover up safety violations at TVA's Watts Bar nuclear plant. Fortune argues...

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