During a radio program, a lessee of broadcasting facilities read previously prepared statements regarding a public official which were defamatory per se. In an action for defamation against the broadcasting company, defendant attacked the complaint as insufficient in failing to allege negligence. Held, the allegation of negligence is essential, but the complaint was sufficient. Kelly v. Hoffman, (N.J. 1948) 61 A. (2d) 143.

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