Bulletin Board Postings Held Not To Be Periodicals

In It's In The Cards, Inc., et al v. Rosario Fuschetto, d/b/a Triple Play Collectibles, the court determined the issue of whether bulletin board postings are held to be periodicals. This issue was important due to the state law regarding plaintiff’s duty to demand a retraction before bringing a libel action against a "periodical.”

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