Docket No. 218313.

627 N.W.2d 5 (2001)

245 Mich. App. 27

Barbara Rose COLLINS, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DETROIT FREE PRESS, INC., Matthew G. Davis, Robert McGruder, Nancy Laughlin, Ronald Dzwonkowski, States News Service, Ann Hazard-Hargrove, and John Does, Defendants-Appellants.

Court of Appeals of Michigan.

Decided March 9, 2001, at 9:05 a.m.

Released for Publication May 7, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Garratt & Bachand, P.C. (by C. William Garratt and Sarah C. Arnold), Bloomfield Hills, for the plaintiff.

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn (by Herschel P. Fink and Cameron J. Evans), Detroit, for the defendants.

Before TALBOT, P.J., and O'CONNELL and COOPER, JJ.


Defendants appeal by leave granted the trial court's order denying their motion for summary disposition of plaintiff's defamation action. We reverse and remand for further proceedings.

Plaintiff was the United States Representative for Michigan's 15th Congressional District, located in Detroit. In 1996, plaintiff was seeking reelection to a fourth term, and she faced opposition in the August primary election...

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