Volume 82

Boyce & Isley, PLLC V. Cooper and the Confusion of North Carolina Libel Law

By Hugh Stevens

Given that hyperbole, distortion, exaggeration and “spin” are fundamental ingredients of political campaign advertisements, it is not unusual for candidates to complain that their opponents’ ads are misleading, or even false. Occasionally, candidates take their complaints to the courthouse by filing libel suits against their opponents. Most such suits that have been filed in North Carolina have had no effect on state law, but one case has left North Carolina’s… READ MORE

82 N.C. L. Rev. 2017 (2004)