Are such libel-in-fiction lawsuits filed against the author or the publisher or both?

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Generally, the libel-in-fiction lawsuits have been filed against both the author and the publisher. One goal of most tort lawsuits is to sue the defendant (an individual or company) with the deepest pockets. Generally, publishers are wealthier than individuals so it makes sense for both to be sued.