• The New Jersey Supreme Court Reaffirms Presumed Damages for Defamation, Limits Compensatory Damages
  • May 31, 2012 | Author: Monica C. Platt
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • The New Jersey Supreme Court has strictly limited the ability of defamation plaintiffs to recover anything other than nominal damages under the presumed damages doctrine. While the Court reaffirmed that presumed damages still are recoverable in New Jersey, it held that plaintiffs can recover only nominal damages unless they prove they sustained actual damages as a result of the defamatory statements.