An Interesting Defamation Question – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: I've got a pretty interesting defamation question for you today… Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. VIDEO: [link].

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

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Donald Trump Can't Stop Discovery in 'Apprentice' Alum's Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An appeals court denies the president's motion for a stay while the appeal plays out. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Politics Business THR Online

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.

Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein for Sexual Harassment and Defamation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actress says Weinstein cost her a role in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy after she rejected his sexual advances. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Ashley Judd Harvey Weinstein nsfs

John Oliver, HBO Beat Coal Executive's Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 'Last Week Tonight' host was within his First Amendment rights to criticize a coal baron and his company, the court found. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online John Oliver Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

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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

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

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.

CBS Can't Dodge $750M Defamation Suit From JonBenet Ramsey's Brother

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Burke Ramsey says his reputation has been ruined after a CBS show's experts concluded he killed his sister. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Rolling Stone Gets One Victory as Defamation Trial Continues

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rules in the publication's favor that Nicole Eramo wasn't defamed by implications in the infamous campus rape story. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Culture Business THR Online

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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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Bill Cosby Accuser Petitions Supreme Court to Review Defamation Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Katherine McKee is being represented by Donald Trump attorney Charles Harder. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Culture Business THR Online

Brett Ratner Defends Defamation Lawsuit Against Accuser

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A Hawaii federal judge has been asked to toss the director's lawsuit against Melanie Kohler. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Brett Ratner

New York Times Beats Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge says that mistakes will be made in the exercise of press freedoms, but lawsuits from public figures must be limited. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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.

BPI's Defamation Trial Against ABC Begins

Media Law Prof Blog

ABC), in which the meat processor alleges that ABC's reports on its product defamed it and cost it three-quarters of its business The Hollywood Reporter's Eriq Gardner on the first day of the "pink slime" trial (Beef Products Inc.

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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

Fox News Fights Claims of Defaming Bill O'Reilly's Accusers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Fox News has filed old settlements over O'Reilly's conduct into the public record. The parties go to war over the First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Gains Support From Law Professors

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"No one in our nation is above the law, not even the President," states an amicus brief. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Television Culture Politics THR Online

Cardi B Accused of Breaching Contract and Defaming Ex-Manager

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Klenord Raphael, known as "Shaft," alleges being shafted in $10 million lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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?

Rolling Stone Defeats Defamation Lawsuit From Virginia Fraternity Brothers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

While the later-debunked article about a fraternity gang rape may have made Phi Kappa Psi members look bad, it doesn't amount to defamation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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). […].

Brett Ratner Accuser Asks Court to Stop His Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Melanie Kohler's legal team argues the case raises First Amendment concerns. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Culture Business THR Online

Zipursky on The Monsanto Lecture: Online Defamation, Legal Concepts, and the Good Samaritan

Media Law Prof Blog

Zipursky, Fordham University School of Law, is publishing The Monsanto Lecture: Online Defamation, Legal Concepts, and the Good Samaritan in volume 51 of the Valparaiso Law Review (2016). Benjamin C.

Robinson on Libel By the Numbers: The Use of Public Opinion Polls in Defamation Lawsuits @UofSC

Media Law Prof Blog

Robinson, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina, has published Libel By the Numbers: The Use of Opinion Polls in Defamation Lawsuits at 51 First Amendment Studies 62 (2018). Eric P.

Douglas on Assessment of Damages in Defamation by Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Michael Douglas, University of Sydney Faculty of Law, has published ‘Their Evil Lies in the Grapevine Effect’: Assessment of Damages in Defamation by Social Media at 20 Media and Arts Review 367 (2015). The number of cases of defamation by

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.

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Comedian Dean Obeidallah Sues "Daily Stormer" For Defamation

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: Comedian Dean Obedallah is suing the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer for defamation over its statement that Mr. Obeidallah was behind the May 2017 bombing at a stadium in Manchester, England, that killed more than

Viacom Settles Defamation and Discrimination Lawsuit From Ex-BET Exec

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Zola Mashariki sued in March, claiming she was terminated while on medical leave for breast cancer treatment. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online BET

Blake Shelton Settles Defamation Fight With In Touch Weekly

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Breitbart Gets Out of Defamation Lawsuit Over Project Veritas Video

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A Florida judge won't assert jurisdiction over Breitbart even if Steve Bannon is a resident. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Canadian Journalist Files Defamation Suit Against Site Over Satiric Obituary

Media Law Prof Blog

Richard Martineau, who writes for the Journal de Montréal, is suing the media site Ricochet for defamation over a satirical piece, a fake obit that takes his writing to task.

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Katie Couric Beats Defamation Lawsuit Over Gun Documentary

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge concludes that a scene where gun rights advocates were shown in silence to a question was neither false nor carried any harmful implication. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Sixth Circuit Affirms ‘Dirtiest Hotel’ Defamation Ruling

New Media and Technology Law

We previously wrote about a Tennessee district court’s decision holding that a hotel’s inclusion at the top of the 2011 TripAdvisor “Dirtiest Hotels” list constituted hyperbolic opinion and rhetorical exaggeration, and thus was not actionable under Tennessee defamation law. What we might call the ‘Top Ten List/Just a Bit of Hyperbole’ defense is not novel, and was also successfully used at least once before in a California case to defeat defamation claims – See Vogel v.

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).