Saturday, August 24, 2013
PIPPEN v. NBCUNIVERSAL MEDIA LLC
The 7th Circuit affirms the dismissal of the defamation suit filed by NBA Hall of Famer, Olympic Dream Team member, top 50 NBA star of all time, and Michael Jordan wingman Scottie Pippin. Pippin alleged that various media outlets falsely reported that he had filed bankruptcy. This was untrue although he was undergoing financial difficulties. Easterbrook, Posner and Ann Williams uphold district court that this is not defamation under Illinois law. No visible running connection but two bloggers do bankruptcy and here in Chicago we still love Scottie.