Archive for ‘Libel’

Appeals Court: Rolling Stone Must Face Defamation Lawsuit Over Rape Story | Hollywood Reporter

0 Commentsby   |  09.19.17  |  Libel

The 2nd Circuit rules two UVA fraternity members have plausibly made claims how the story was “of and concerning” them while also accepting a group defamation theory. More »

New York Times Editorial Writer Must Testify in Sarah Palin Lawsuit – The New York Times

by   |  08.14.17  |  Libel

A federal judge ruled that for him to decide on a motion filed by the The Times seeking the dismissal of a defamation suit filed by Ms. Palin, the writer must appear under oath. More »

Lawyer Todd Levitt creates “College Lawyer of the Year” award — gets the award — sues paper for allegedly misreporting situation – The Washington Post

by   |  05.23.17  |  Libel

Nope, says the Michigan Court of Appeals — “Although the article contained slight inaccuracies, we conclude that the sting of the article’s headline [‘Attorney suing student admits to fake award’] would not have a different effect on a reader than the literal truth.” More »

Richard Simmons Sues National Enquirer Over “Cruel” Sex-Change Story | Hollywood Reporter

by   |  05.08.17  |  Libel

In a libel complaint, the fitness star says the publication knew its source wasn’t credible and that he has “a legal right to insist that he not be portrayed as someone he is not.” More »

Rolling Stone settles with former U-Va. dean in defamation case – The Washington Post

by   |  04.11.17  |  Libel

In a lawsuit, Nicole Eramo said the magazine ruined her reputation with a story about an alleged gang rape. More »

Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secret to Beat Defamation Lawsuits: Statute Designed for Underdogs

by   |  03.23.17  |  Libel

The entertainment industry just chalked up another victory armed with a potent legal tool: California’s SLAPP law. More »

Magazine Must Face ‘Welfare Queen’ Libel Claims

by   |  03.22.17  |  Libel

The Texas Supreme Court rejected a Dallas magazine’s bid to dismiss a lengthy battle over defamation claims brought by a woman it referred to as a “welfare queen” in a 2013 article. More »

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Cites His Decision in A&E Case in Query Over Libel Laws

by   |  03.22.17  |  Libel

Neil Gorsuch was asked at Tuesday’s Senate confirmation hearing whether he agreed with the precedent for libel and defamation. More »

Briles Drops Libel Lawsuit Against Baylor Officials

by   |  02.03.17  |  Free Speech, Libel

Former football coach Art Briles has dropped the defamation lawsuit filed against four Baylor University officials that he accused of making false statements against him, according to attorneys in the case.

Source: Briles Drops Libel Lawsuit Against Baylor Officials More »

Melania Trump’s libel suit against blogger going forward

by   |  01.29.17  |  Libel

Trump sued The Daily Mail and Maryland blogger Webster Griffin Tarpley in September 2016 for allegedly false and defamatory statements about her past. More »