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Tort/Negligence – Defamation Per Se – Doctors’ Dispute – Damages – Bankruptcy – Dischargeability (access required)

Janis v. Wefald The defendant-debtor went on a radio show and made statements he knew to be untrue in order to impugn plaintiff in his profession. Since defendant acted with malice, the damages the court awards to plaintiff (actual damages of $150,000 and punitive damages of $500,000) are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

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