Lidsky on Post, The Social Foundations of Defamation (1986) @lidskylidsky

Media Law Prof Blog

The Social Foundations of Defamation Law: Reputation and the Constitution, 74 Calif. Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, University of Missouri School of Law, has published Post, Robert C., 691 (1986) at 25 Comm. and Pol'y 491 (2020). Here is

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.

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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.

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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

Conklin on The Big Problem With the Small Penis Rule: Why It Does Not Limit Defamation Liability @AngeloState

Media Law Prof Blog

Michael Conklin, Angelo State University, has published The Big Problem with the Small Penis Rule: Why It Does Not Limit Defamation Liability. The small penis rule is an informal strategy for limiting defamation liability for authors

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

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. This is a question mainly about the law of defamation. The elements for a case of defamation vary a little from State to State, but fundamentally, they are: A False Statement (So truth is always a defense). VIDEO: [link].

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.

Garry on The Erosion of Common Law Privacy and Defamation @USDKnudsonLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Garry, University of South Dakota School of Law, has published The Erosion of Common Law Privacy and Defamation: Reconsidering the Law's Balancing of Speech, Privacy, and Reputation at 65 Wayne Law Review 279 (2020). Patrick M.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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

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

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).

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

Oprah defamation case can go to trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Celebrity Decisions Roundup Defamation Litigation

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 […].

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

Kim Kardashian sued for Twitter defamation

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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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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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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

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

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.

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.

Analyzing the Sarah Palin defamation threats

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Defamation

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

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 [.].

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

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.

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

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

John Malkovich Wants '60 Minutes' Docs to Bolster Defamation Case Against French Paper

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor says Le Monde has defamed him by connecting him to a tax evasion scheme. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

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