The plaintiff corporation owns and operates a fashionable clothing store. The defendants are authors of a book which stated that some of the corporation's models and sales girls were prostitutes and many of its male designers and salesmen were homosexuals. A number from both groups were said to have been "imported." On defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a cause of action in libel, the court denied the motion. Held: even without an allegation of special damages, it could not be said as a matter of law that a corporation could not be directly damaged in a business way by a publication that it employs seriously undesirable personnel. Neiman-Marcus Co. v. Lait, (D.C. N.Y. 1952) 107 F. Supp. 96.
Chester F. Relyea,
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