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Joy Reid Back On Hook In Social Media Defamation Suit

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Joy Reid Back On Hook In Social Media Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (July 15, 2020, 8:52 PM EDT) — The Second Circuit revived defamation claims against Joy Reid on Wednesday, finding that a California woman seeking damages over the cable news talker’s false social media posts accusing her of racism is a private person not subject to a high legal standard of review.

In an opinion written by Circuit Judge Dennis Jacobs, the appellate court ordered Brooklyn U.S. District Judge Dora Lizette Irizarry to reopen plaintiff Roslyn La Liberte’s case and allow the plaintiff to engage in fact-finding as to Reid’s possible motives for displaying inaccurate messages in posts to hundreds of thousands of social media followers.

“La Liberte was…

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