Archive for ‘Libel’

Briles sues officials at Baylor for libel, slander

by   |  12.09.16  |  Libel

Former Baylor football coach Art Briles sued three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander Thursday, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults. More »

Rolling Stone rape story’s ‘Jackie’ may testify at trial | New York Post

by   |  10.18.16  |  Libel

For the first time since Rolling Stone magazine’s shocking story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia hit shelves two years ago, the public may hear from the young woman at the More »

Kim Kardashian West sues online media outlet for libel | The Seattle Times

by   |  10.11.16  |  Libel

Source: Kim Kardashian West sues online media outlet for libel | The Seattle Times More »

JonBenet’s brother sues pathologist for libel

by   |  10.11.16  |  Libel

Now, Burke Ramsey has made good on a threat to sue for defamation, and he’s going after Spitz for $150 million in damages, reports Courthouse News More »

California (unintentionally?) recriminalizes libel — and criminalizes disclosure of private facts, right of publicity infringements and more – The Washington Post

by   |  07.28.16  |  Libel, Privacy

California’s broadly written “identity theft” statute is being read to criminalize pretty much any intentional tort that uses a person’s name — including ones that no one had expected would be made criminal. More »

Libel by implication, HIV and the porography industry

by   |  07.26.16  |  Libel

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Bozeman legislator sues letter writer for defamation

by   |  07.26.16  |  Libel

The legislator will have to prove actual malice, of course. But the more significant challenge may be the substantial truth doctrine depending on how Montana courts apply it. More »

Rolling Stone libel suit over discredited rape article dismissed

by   |  07.01.16  |  Libel

A federal judge dismissed a libel suit against Rolling Stone brought by three members of a University of Virginia fraternity identified as the site of a gang rape in an article that has since been discredited. More »

Leonardo DiCaprio must testify in “Wolf of Wall Street” libel case

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by   |  06.20.16  |  Libel

Leonardo DiCaprio must testify in “Wolf of Wall Street” libel case More »

Texas Supreme Court Opinions Firm Up Anti-SLAPP Rights For Online Journalists

by   |  04.27.16  |  Libel

Jackson Walker partner Paul Watler has a great column this week on Greer v. Abraham and Sullivan v. Abraham, two Supreme Court of Texas cases this year related to Texas’ anti-SLAPP law. More »