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September 2021

Illinois Court Upholds Summary Judgment in Favor of Crain’s Chicago Business Against Attention-Seeking Tech CEO

By Steven Mandell and Brian Saucier
The court entered summary judgment in favor of the defendants, finding that Joseph Fox was a limited purpose public figure who failed to introduce any evidence of actual malice, that the statements in the article were substantially true, and that one of the statements was not actionable under the Illinois innocent construction rule.