Defamation without Damage Results in Directed Verdict Being Affirmed by Eastern Section

CHARLES NARDONE v. LOUIS A. CARTWRIGHT, JR., ET AL.
Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Eric C. Vinsant, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Charles Nardone.
R. Deno Cole, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Louis A. Cartwright, Jr. and Cartwright Communication Technology, Inc.

Judge: SWINEY

Charles Nardone (“Plaintiff”) sued Louis A. Cartwright, Jr. and Cartwright Communication Technology, Inc. (“CCT”) alleging, among other things, slander and libel. During trial, defendants moved for a directed verdict, which the Trial Court granted by order entered December 6, 2012. Plaintiff appeals the dismissal of his claim for libel. We find and hold that Plaintiff failed to prove libel, and we affirm.

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