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Arnheiter v. Sheehan

May 18, 1979

MARCUS A. ARNHEITER, PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT,
v.
NEIL SHEEHAN, RANDOM HOUSE, INC., NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC., AND METROMEDIA, INC., DEFENDANTS-APPELLEES.



Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Present: Hon. William H. Mulligan, Hon. Milton Pollack,*fn* Hon. Robert L. Carter, * Circuit Judges

This cause came on to be heard on the transcript of record from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and was argued by counsel.

ON CONSIDERATION WHEREOF, it is now hereby ordered, adjudged, and decreed that the judgment of said District Court be and it hereby is affirmed. Relying on principles of res judicata and collateral estoppel, we note that the Ninth Circuit has already judged the hardcover version of "The Arnheiter Affair" under the standard of actual malice enunciated in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964), and concluded that neither the author Neil Sheehan nor Random House, Inc. published the hardcover with knowledge of its falsity or with reckless disregard for the truth. Arnheiter v. Random House, Inc., 578 F.2d 804 (1978). Appellant has failed to come forward with proof that, subsequent to the publication of the hardcoer version of the book, any of the appellees obtained knowledge that any statement in the book is false. Therefore, ...


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