HBO Suffers Setback in Coal Baron's Defamation Lawsuit Over John Oliver Segment

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A federal judge remands the case to state court, rejecting HBO's argument that coal companies were fraudulently joined to escape diversity jurisdiction. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Viacom Must Face Ex-BET Exec's Defamation and Discrimination Suit

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Zola Mashariki has convinced the court, for now, that the BET parent company acted as her employer. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online BET Viacom

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Blake Shelton Settles Defamation Fight With In Touch Weekly

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The deal resolves a dispute over a 2015 cover that said the singer had hit rock bottom. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Blake Shelton

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Viacom Loses Bid to Avoid Defamation Trial Over VH-1 Biopic

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A federal judge largely rejects a motion for summary judgment reconsideration. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

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

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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.

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Paramount (Almost) Beats 'Wolf of Wall Street' Defamation Lawsuit

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Stratton Oakmont alum Andrew Greene alleges that one of the film's characters was based on him. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Self-Proclaimed Inventor of Email Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Techdirt's Mike Masnick

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This is the latest case from attorney Charles Harder, who previously represented Hulk Hogan against Gawker. read more. THR, Esq. Bastard Machine Behind the Screen The Business Tech Business THR Online

HBO Faces Huge Defamation Trial Over "Hoax" Child Labor Report

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CEO Richard Plepler could be forced to testify in a massive case brought by a soccer ball manufacturer over a "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" story that allegedly featured "staged" scenes and “doctored” interviews. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

Janice Dickinson Scores Huge Appellate Wins in Bill Cosby Defamation Case

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The former model is being allowed to sue both Cosby and Marty Singer over legal threats to news publications that a California appeals court sees as no more than a "bluff." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Appeals Court Burns Defamation Lawsuit Targeting 'American Hustle' Microwave Scene

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Reversing the trial judge, the California appeals court holds the 2013 film to be a "farce" and says viewers will hardly trust what Jennifer Lawrence says in the David O. Russell picture. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Katie Couric, 'Under the Gun' Director Face $13M Defamation Lawsuit

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A pro-gun group contends that Couric’s question didn’t leave them speechless — allegedly deceptive editing accomplished that. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Donald Trump Claims U.S. Constitution Bars 'Apprentice' Star's Defamation Suit While in Office

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The president believes the Supremacy Clause bars state lawsuits against a sitting president and looks to tackle an issue "not decided" by the Supreme Court in Bill Clinton v. Paula Jones. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Sean Penn Files $10 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against "Empire" Co-Creator Lee Daniels

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Penn says that Daniels accused him of domestic violence with a comparison to Terrence Howard. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: 'Hacksaw Ridge' Financier Beats One Defamation Suit As Another Is Filed

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Plus, developments in a 'Snowden' financing lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

'Straight Outta Compton' Hit with Defamation Lawsuit by Former N.W.A Manager Jerry Heller

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Heller alleges the hit film failed to get his consent, didn't give him compensation, stole his work and tarnished his reputation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Courtney Love responds to twitter defamation claim

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By Eriq Gardner In March, we wrote how Courtney Love became the first celebrity sued for Twitter defamation. Tags: Celebrity Defamation Free Speech Twitter Love has filed an interesting special motion to strike fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir's lawsuit against her. Among the claims: Simorangkir "repeatedly asked.

Appeals Court Uphold's TMZ's Defamation Victory

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TMZ was sued by the ex-husband of country singer Sara Evans. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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BuzzFeed Hit With $11 Million Defamation Lawsuit by Viral News Agency

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Michael Leidig and Central European News sue over a piece titled, "The King of Bullsh*t News." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

Courtney Love Ends Defamation Row With $350K Settlement

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The rock star adds to her social media tab. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Tech THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Hall, O'Connor Settle Defamation Fight

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Plus, lawsuits related to 'Hamilton' and 'House of Cards' settle. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

Courtney Love loses motion to dismiss Twitter defamation case

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By Eriq Gardner A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied Courtney Love's attempts to throw out what may be a precedent-setting Twitter defamation lawsuit. In March, clothing designer Dawn Simorangkir sued Love for defamation, invasion of privacy and infliction. Tags: Celebrity Defamation Litigation Twitter

Terrence Howard Sued for Assault, Defamation by Ex-Wife

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The complaint filed Tuesday states the 'Empire' lead punched, kicked and strangled her. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Terrence Howard Empire

Bill Cosby Countersues Accusers For Defamation, Interference With NBC, Netflix Deals

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It's the rare mention of the comedian's shelved NBC sitcom and Netflix special in the legal drama ensuing from the sexual assault allegations against him. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online Bill Cosby

ESPN scores TKO against Don King defamation lawsuit

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By Eriq Gardner A Florida appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that ESPN didn't defame Don King in a special on the boxing promoter. Tags: Decisions Roundup Defamation Litigation Sports Television The episode of "Sports Century" included allegations that King cheated a hospital out of.

News Corp. Subsidiary Can't Dodge Defamation Suit Over Chris Brown-Drake Fight Story

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The Daily quoted a person's Twitter feed. But just because it was an accurate quote doesn't mean it can't be defamatory. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Judge Rejects Courtney Love's Defamation Theories In Twitter Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner Did the flamboyant singer defame her "bought off" former lawyer? read more. THR, Esq. Tech Home Music Tech Business Courtney Love

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'American Hustle' Producers Can't Nuke Defamation Lawsuit

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A judge is allowing Paul Brodeur to proceed with claims that in the film, he was harmfully named as the source of information that microwaves take nutrition out of food. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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Rachel Maddow Demands Dismissal of $50 Million Defamation Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner In court papers, rocker/preacher/radio-host Bradlee Dean is said to want to punish the MSNBC host for espousing “leftist, socialist, activist ‘gay rights’, pro-choice, pro-government and anti-religious” ideals. read more. THR, Esq.

'Apprentice' Alum Hits Trump with Defamation Lawsuit Over Assault Denial

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Summer Zervos, a season five contestant, accuses Trump of attacking her in a hotel room — and then saying it didn't happen. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

Media Companies Rally Behind Rolling Stone Bid to Overturn Defamation Verdict

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The Washington Post, AP and others submit an amicus brief that argues the verdict will discourage the news media from correcting errors. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

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Ex-Fugees Rapper Gets Good News, Bad News in Defamation Lawsuit Against New York Post

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An appeals court revives Pras' lawsuit, but if he wants to move forward, he'll need to do a better job of pleading "actual malice." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

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Why the Defamation Verdict Against Rolling Stone Could Chill Media Apologies

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When is an editor's note a "republication"? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Discovery Beats Defamation Lawsuit Over Reality TV Star's Facebook Postings

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Dual Survival's' Joe Teti was alleged to be acting as an agent for the network when he wrote that a former friend was "mentally ill." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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HBO Defends Its "Responsible Journalism" at Defamation Trial

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In opening arguments, HBO''s lawyer responds to Mitre''s accusation that the network featured a "pack of lies" and goes on the attack against the sporting equipment giant. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Dr. Luke Subpoenas Lady Gaga for Deposition in Kesha Defamation Case

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Luke's lawyers claim Gaga joined Kesha's "smear campaign" against the producer and “spread negative messages." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Billboard Lady Gaga

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Amber Heard Sues Comedian for Defamation Over Claim She's Blackmailing Johnny Depp

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Doug Stanhope wrote a piece for The Wrap entitled 'Johnny Depp Is Being Blackmailed by Amber Heard – Here’s How I Know.' read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Music Publishers Assn. Fights Defamation Claim After Announcing Lawsuit

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The dispute centers on webstreams of rock concerts. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

'Queen of Versailles' Filmmaker Wins Key Ruling in Defamation Fight

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In staying a lawsuit, the judge finds testimony from David Siegel, the subject of the praised documentary, to be "inconsistent and incredible and thus lacking weight." read more. Movies THR, Esq. The Queen of Versailles Business

Katie Couric Moves to Dismiss $13 Million Defamation Lawsuit Over 'Under the Gun'

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A pro-gun group contends that Couric’s question didn’t leave them speechless — but her attorneys argue that can't rise to defamation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Trump's First-Amendment Nemesis Explains How He'll Defend Any Defamation Lawsuits (Q&A)

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Noted litigator Ted Boutrous is willing to represent news outlets and sexual assault accusers for free if the president-elect follows through on his legal threats. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online Donald Trump Politics