Archive for ‘Libel’

MSU professor sues Wal-Mart over fishing license that says he cleans toilets | Crime and Courts |

by   |  12.17.17  |  Libel

A Montana State University professor is suing the world’s largest retailer for libel after, he says, an employee at the Bozeman store listed the occupation on the professor’s fishing license More »

Charlie Sheen suing National Enquirer over Corey Haim sex claims – iMediaEthics

by   |  12.17.17  |  Libel

The National Enquirer claimed actor Charlie Sheen raped the late actor Corey Haim when Haim was 13 years old and Sheen was 19.  Now Sheen is suing the tabloid.

Source: Charlie Sheen suing National Enquirer over Corey Haim sex claims – iMediaEthics More »

Can you be sued for sharing your #MeToo story? –

by   |  12.16.17  |  Libel

“Silence breakers” are Time magazine’s “person of the year.” But naming names carries some risk More »

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

by   |  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 »