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October 2021

The Libel-Proof Plaintiff: Sorting Fact and Opinion in the Age of Rhetorical Hyperbole

By Dan Novack and Sara Shayanian
An emerging trend allows defendants to weaponize their own outrageousness to escape liability via the doctrine of rhetorical hyperbole. By tanking their own reputation for calling it straight, they can live to defame another day.