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925 F.2d 703 *; 1991 U.S. App. LEXIS 1560 **; 18 Media L. Rep. 1689
MELVIN D. REUBER, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. FOOD CHEMICAL NEWS, INC., Defendant-Appellant, and LITTON INDUSTRIES, INC.; LITTON BIONETICS, INC.; VINCENT T. DEVITA, JR., National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health; RICHARD ADAMSON, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health; WILLIAM V. HARTWELL, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health; WILLIAM PAYNE, Frederick Cancer Research Center; MICHAEL G. HANNA, JR., Frederick Cancer Research Center; JAMES C. NANCE, Litton Bionetics, Inc.; I.J. FIDLER, Frederick Cancer Research Center; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Defendants, THE NEWSLETTER ASSOCIATION; MARYLAND-DELAWARE-DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PRESS ASSOCIATION; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS; THE RADIO-TELEVISION NEWS DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION; THE REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS; WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND, INC.; THE WASHINGTON POST, Amici Curiae
Subsequent History: [**1] As Amended February 12, 1991. As Amended February 27, 1991.
Prior History: Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Joseph C. Howard, District Judge. CA-85-2028-JH.
Disposition: Reversed and Remanded.
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