WILKOW v. FORBES, INC., 00-2519
Defendant's published article alleging that plaintiff "pleaded poverty" and could not repay a bank loan, resulting in a bankruptcy petition, was not defamatory since the article was based upon details available in public documents, and an author's opinion about business ethics is not defamatory under Illinois law.
- Argued 01/12/2001
- Decided 02/20/2001
- Published 02/20/2001
- EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, ROVNER, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Bruce S. Sperling (argued), Sperling, Slater & Spitz, Paul K. Vickrey, Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- David P. Sanders (argued), Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.