Arbel on Slicing Defamation by Contract @ProfArbel

Media Law Prof Blog

Arbel, University of Alabama School of Law, has published Slicing Defamation by Contract at Chicago Law Review Online (2020). Yonathan A. Here is the abstract. In considering the problem of fake news, many debate the merits of expanding media liability

Tilley on (Re)Categorizing Defamation @CristinaTilley

Media Law Prof Blog

Cristina Tilley, University of Iowa College of Law, is publishing (Re)Categorizing Defamation in volume 94 of the Tulane Law Review (2020). This Article makes a tort-based argument for reassessing modern defamation law. Here is the abstract. It opens by considering

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Tilley on (Re)Categorizing Defamation @CristinaTilley

Media Law Prof Blog

Cristina Tilley, University of Iowa College of Law, is publishing (Re)Categorizing Defamation in volume 94 of the Tulane Law Review (2020). This Article makes a tort-based argument for reassessing modern defamation law. Here is the abstract. It opens by considering

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CFP: AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy

Media Law Prof Blog

Call for Papers AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy The AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy invites submissions for papers for a session titled “Social Media Content Moderation and the Future of Free Speech,” which will take place in January

Note for the Legal Satyricon Blog: Marc Randazza on Alex Jones’s defamation case

The Legal Satyricon

Alex Jones faces several defamation lawsuits in different states filed by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. censorship defamation First Amendment free speech misc freedom of expressionMarc Randazza is protecting the rights of Alex Jones, a host on InfoWars and a journalist. Alex Jones at one point questioned the official narrative of the story, but now believes the shooting […].

From the Law Commission of Ontario: Defamation Law in the Internet Age: Final Report (2020) @LCO_CDO

Media Law Prof Blog

The Law Commission of Ontario has published Defamation Law in the Internet Age: Final Report (March 2020). This is the Final Report of the Law Commission of Ontario’s (LCO’s) Defamation Law in the Internet Age project.

Scottish Parliament To Consider Draft Bill On Defamation

Media Law Prof Blog

The Scottish Parliament is set to consider a draft Defamation bill, the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill. The drafters intend to codify the treatment of defamation, which is now "spread across several statutes and areas of common law," according

Google suggests defamation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner A lot of folks think the British are crazy when it comes to defamation, but never insult someone in French. Tags: Decisions Roundup Defamation Web/Tech Two companies, Direct Energie and CNFDI, sued Google because when users entered the company name in the.

Lets Play Find the Defamation

The Legal Satyricon

defamation Class, please watch the following video. There will be a quiz afterward. “Potato” is the credited response. Remember, it is not which answer is “correct,” but which is the “best” answer. Nevertheless, science author Paul Brodeur reportedly seeks $1m from the producers of American Hustle for their portrayal of his article in the film. source). […].

Did Rush Limbaugh Defame Sandra Fluke?

The Legal Satyricon

I received an inquiry asking if Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” would be the proper basis for a defamation claim. In order to have a valid defamation claim you must have: A false statement of fact About the plaintiff That harms the plaintiff’s reputation False Statement [.]. defamation feminismI do not believe it would be.

District Court Dismisses Arpaio Defamation Suit Against New York Times

Media Law Prof Blog

District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed Joe Arpaio's defamation suit against the New York Times. The U.S. In a short ruling, Judge Amit P. Mehta held that the plaintiff failed to allege sufficient facts "that plausbily establish

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Zaharoff on Defamation of the President

Media Law Prof Blog

Zachary Zaharoff, Independent, has published Defaming the Prince. This Article argues that press outlets should be completely immune from defamation suits initiated by a U.S. The Article presents the current defamation standard for public officials Here is the abstract. President.

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The Autocomplete Function and Defamation

Media Law Prof Blog

Cheung, The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, is publishing Defaming by Suggestion: Searching for Search Engine Liability in the Autocomplete Era in Comparative Perspectives on the Fundamentals of Freedom of Expression (Andras Koltay, ed. Anne S.

Second Circuit: Palin Defamation Suit Against NYT May Move Ahead

Media Law Prof Blog

The Second Circuit has reversed a lower court and is allowing Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the New York Times to move forward. More here from the National Law Journal. Here is a link to the ruling

Liability For Anonymous Online Defamation

Media Law Prof Blog

Ronen Perry and Tal Zarsky, both of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law, have published Who Should Be Liable for Online Anonymous Defamation? at 82 University of Chicago Law Review Dialogue 162 (2015). Here is the abstract. The paper

Magaldi and Davis on Examining Online Defamation Law Through the Twitter Account of James Woods

Media Law Prof Blog

Jessica Magaldi, Pace University, and Wade Davis, Minnesota State University, Mankato, are publishing 'Into the Bowels of Hell' Examining Online Defamation Law Through the Twitter Account of James Woods in volume 29 of the Southern Law Journal (Fall 2019).

Sixth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling Dismissing Defamation Suit Against New York Times

Media Law Prof Blog

The Sixth Circuit affirms a lower court ruling dismissing a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. An Ohio State University professor sued over a NYT article, but the lower court held, and the 6th circuit agreed, that a reasonable

Courtney Love responds to twitter defamation claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

Liability for Online Anonymous Defamation

Media Law Prof Blog

Ronen Perry, University of Haifa Faculty of Law, and University of Oxford Faculty of Law, and Tal Zarsky, University of Haifa, have published Who Should Be Liable for Online Anonymous Defamation? at 82 University of Chicago Dialogue 162 (2015).

Using State Law to Counter a Business Defamation Claim

The Legal Satyricon

defamationby Jay Marshall Wolman Readers of this blog know that Marc is giddy that the Federal Trade Commission has sued Roca Labs. One of the more interesting features of the suit is that the FTC argues that legal action arising from negative reviews, which the FTC terms “gag clause practices”: not only injure the purchasers […].

Steve Wynn Files Another Defamation Suit

The Legal Satyricon

Boston Globe reports that Steve Wynn is a plaintiff in a defamation suit in Boston. says unknown defendants defamed the company by providing subpoenas to the media related to a City of Boston lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. […]. The Boston Globe reports: In a lawsuit filed Monday in Suffolk Superior Court, Wynn Resorts Ltd.

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Oprah defamation case can go to trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Celebrity Decisions Roundup Defamation Litigation

TO DEFAME OR NOT TO DEFAME

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

Tags: Defamation Opinion

Remedies For Defamation

Media Law Prof Blog

Ardia, University of North Carolia, Chapel Hill, School of Law, is publishing Freedom of Speech, Defamation, and Injunctions in the William & Mary Law Review (forthcoming). David S. Here is the abstract. It has long been a fixture of Anglo-American

Courtney Love loses motion to dismiss Twitter defamation case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Todd on Satire in Defamation Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Jeff Todd, Texas State University, San Marcos, Department of Finance and Economics, is publishing Satire in Defamation Law: Toward a Critical Understanding in volume 35 of the Review of Litigation (2016). Though defamation, with its blend Here is the abstract.

CBS Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Fairfax Defamation Suit

Media Law Prof Blog

CBS is asking a federal district court to dismiss Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax's defamation suit against the network, saying that Mr. Fairfax's claim that an in-house attorney who knew both Mr. Fairfax and one of the women who accused

Kim Kardashian sued for Twitter defamation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Advertising Celebrity Defamation Twitter

ESPN scores TKO against Don King defamation lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

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Public Institutions and the Law of Defamation

Media Law Prof Blog

Hilary Young, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Faculty of Law, has published Public Institutions as Defamation Plaintiffs. It is reasonably well settled in Canadian common law that governments cannot bring defamation actions against citizens. Here is the abstract. That said

NBCU, CBS strike back in 'Bruno' defamation case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: NBC Universal and CBS have fired back in the $110 million defamation lawsuit filed in December by Palestinian activist Ayman Abu Aita against the congloms, Sacha Baron Cohen and David Letterman over a scene in "Bruno". Tags: Bruno Defamation Litigation

Oprah settles defamation case on eve of trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Just days after a judge ruled that a defamation case against Oprah Winfrey can go to trial, the chat queen has settled the matter. Tags: Defamation Litigation By Matthew Belloni Well, that was quick. Terms weren't disclosed, but the plaintiff had a nice.

Online Defamation Webinar Recording

Cyberlaw Central

Here is the recording of my September 5, 2012 webinar on Online Defamation as part of my firm’s IP Webinar series. Defamation VideoIllinois MCLE credit is available for viewing the recording.

Marc, would you ever file a defamation suit?

The Legal Satyricon

defamationI get asked that question a lot. The answer is “it has to be the right case.” ” Most of the time, the conversation ends with me advising a potential client to spend their money elsewhere — like on a public relations campaign. I advise them of the Streisand Effect. I tell them that its going [.].

Young on the Canadian Defamation Action

Media Law Prof Blog

Hilary Young, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Faculty of Law, has published The Canadian Defamation Action: An Empirical Study. This article presents the results of a quantitative study of Canadian defamation law actions, focusing on reported Here is the abstract.

Arbel and Mungan on the Case Against Strict Defamation Laws @ProfArbel

Media Law Prof Blog

Mungan, George Mason Law School, have published The Case Against Strict Defamation Laws. It is axiomatic that defamation law protects reputation. Yonathan A. Arbel, University of Alabama School of Law, and Murat C. Here is the abstract. This proposition—common sensical

Analyzing the Sarah Palin defamation threats

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Defamation

O'Dell on Comparative Defamation and Privacy Law--Irish Perspectives @cearta

Media Law Prof Blog

Eoin O'Dell, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Comparative Defamation and Privacy Law - Irish Perspectives at 40 Dublin University Law Journal 236 (2017). This piece is a review article of Andrew T Kenyon (ed) Comparative Defamation Here is the abstract.

Analyzing the Defamation Act 2013

Media Law Prof Blog

Alastair Mullis, University of Leeds, School of Law, and Andrew Scott, London Business School, Department of Economics, have published Tilting at Windmills: The Defamation Act 2013 at 77 The Modern Law Review 87 (2014). Here is the abstract. In April

Criminal Defamation Charge Against BBC Reporter Dropped

Media Law Prof Blog

From the BBC: Criminal defamation charges have been dropped against reporter Jonathan Head. who could have been sentenced to years in a Thai prison had he been convicted. Mr. Head, BBC Southeast Asia correspondont, had reported on a case in

Vandenbussche on Rethinking Non-Pecuniary Remedies for Defamation @WVandenbussche

Media Law Prof Blog

Wannes Vandenbussche, Institute for the Law of Obligations, KU Leuven, has published Rethinking Non-Pecuniary Remedies for Defamation: The Case for Court-Ordered Apologies. Legal scholars have been encouraged to examine alternative remedies for defamation in response to Here is the abstract.

Defamation On Facebook

Media Law Prof Blog

Julie Hilden explains why a New York court dismissed a Facebook defamation lawsuit

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online