Another reason for tort reform

Another reason for tort reform: AP is reporting that ex-Alabama football coach Price is suing Time Inc. for $20 million because Sports Illustrated “defamed him” by including inaccuracies in its article reporting his night on the town in in Pensacola. The $20 million is the amount of the contract he charges the inaccuracies in the article helped undo ($10 million damages, $10 million punitive). He admits, however, to some of the incriminating facts in the articles, just not all of them: for example, he says he didn’t have sex with that woman. I’m not a lawyer, but it would seem to me to be a challenge to prove which parts of the article were responsible for his downfall: the ones he’ll admit to or the ones he claims are inaccurate.