Skip to comments.Palin Sends Letter to Crown/Random House...Not To Destroy Documents...Potential Defamation Suit
Posted on 09/26/2011 4:24:38 PM PDT by BCrago66
Attorneys representing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin have written to Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, serving notice of possible litigation for defamation in connection with Joe McGinnisss recent anti-Palin biography, and warning the company not to delete or destroy relevant documents.
(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...
Breaking: Gov. Sarah Palin Sends Letter to Crown/Random House, Warns Not To Destroy Documents Ahead of Potential Defamation Suit
She’s a private citizen. Any lies that the publisher allowed to be printed amount to defamation.
Good!! Go get ‘em Sarah!
hm... well I guess that means she’s not running for sure, because if she was running she would no longer be a “private citizen” subject to protection, but a public servant subject to any and all attacks.
From the Palin Lawyers letter:
Further, as Mr. McGinniss waived the attorney client privilege and disclosed to third parties what Random House Lawyers told him (he needed sources and the book was not publishable without them), we will also be entitled to review your companys legal correspondence with Mr. McGinniss and his responses thereto.
Even if she did run now, she was a private citizen when the book was published.
Well, her children were defamed also (especially Trig and Track), and they most definitely private citizens.
hm... well I guess that means shes not running for sure, because if she was running she would no longer be a private citizen subject to protection, but a public servant subject to any and all attacks.
The crime happened while she was a private citizen.
The law of defamation will treat Palin as public figure, which typically means people can get away with saying and writing almost anything about you, because the standard for such plaintiffs is “actual malice,” a legal term of art meaning that the defamer must know his statements were false, or speak/write with reckless disregard of whether or not his statements are false. That standard is virtually never met, because defamers don’t admit these things to other people, let alone in writing.
But the idiot McGinniss did.
I think I ran into you yesterday. Weren’t you whining about “haters” showing up on Perry threads and questioning a Perry supporter’s Vanity/Manifesto?
Does your post make you a “hater,” too?
There is a two year window in which to file. And there’s no reason she couldn’t file after the election seeing she was a private citizen when the defamation occurred. Don’t get your hopes up.
In the interim, please take note of the following: It is unlawful to delete emails or destroy records upon being notified of the need of business records for litigation purposes. In addition, courts may impose civil sanctions against a defendant that destroys emails and other documentation. Please immediately provide notice to your employees to save and back up all records pertaining to the Palins and the book The Rogue.
Good for her.
Following the letter from Palin, another letter arrived at Random House, from Holder. It was a two-liner:
Delete what you want.
We’ve got your back.
I hope she takes that despicable creep McGinniss for everything he has. GO SARAH!!!
Incorrect. The bar is much higher for public v private but it is still there.
If Crown published lies as fact knowing they had no basis then they are in big trouble. Public or Private that is not allowed.
that’s not from the Big Government article. If more of the letter is published elsewhere, can you please provide a link?
Heh. I was going to say something but decided to go to the point. Thanks.