Is Donald Trump Libel-Proof?

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The reality star turned presidential candidate is on the record saying a slew of outrageous things, which could hurt him in future defamation suits. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Blake Shelton's Libel Claim Against In Touch Weekly Backed by Judge

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The feature's headline "The Real Story: REHAB for Blake" in itself supports a libel claim, the judge says. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Bill Cosby Libel Accusers Want to Depose Quincy Jones, WME

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Tamara Green, and six other women, are suing Cosby for libel over denials by his reps that they were sexually assaulted. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Bill Cosby William Morris Endeavor Quincy Jones

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Tabloid Argues Blake Shelton's "Drunk" Tweets Make Him Libel Proof

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Shelton is suing over "The Real Story: REHAB for Blake," published by In Touch last September. read more. THR, Esq. Music Television Music Business THR Online

'Biggest Loser' Contestant Asks Court to Drop Doctor's Libel Lawsuit

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"The concern over protracted litigation and chilled speech are of particular concern in a case such as this one, involving an individual defendant offering a first-hand account of her own experiences and opinions," writes former contestant Joelle Gwynn's attorney. read more. THR, Esq.

Techdirt's Mike Masnick Defeats $15M Libel Lawsuit From Self-Proclaimed Inventor of Email

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"[T]he question of who invented e-mail is not subject to one, and only one, 'true' answer," a federal judge writes. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: David Beckham Libel Lawsuit Tossed

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Eriq Gardner Entertainment law news read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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Bill Cosby Loses Bid to Dismiss Libel Lawsuit Brought By Rape Accusers

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The judge rules that Cosby can be liable for what his publicist and lawyers said and can't argue the comments were privileged as self-defense. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Culture Business THR Online

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Donald Trump Loses Libel Lawsuit Over Being Called A 'Millionaire'

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) New Jersey appeals court says 'Apprentice' star can't demonstrate that a book author who questioned his net worth showed actual malice. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Television Business Donald Trump

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Jury finds libel in fictional character

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By Eriq Gardner Last year, we wrote about attorney Ravi Batra, who convinced the New York Supreme Court not to dismiss a "libel-in-fiction" defamation claim against the TV show "Law & Order" over a corrupt fictional character. Now comes word.

Martin Scorsese Production Company Escapes 'Wolf of Wall Street' Libel Lawsuit

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A former executive at Stratton Oakmont didn't like being portrayed as a criminal. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Famed Media Defender: Reporters Should Think About Suing Donald Trump for Libel

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According to Floyd Abrams, protecting the First Amendment might necessitate going on the offensive. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Entertainment Law Update Podcast 032 – Lawyers, Libel, Logos and Lolipops

Gordon P. Firemark

TRAVOLTA AND SINGER SUED FOR LIBEL. Robert Randolph, who wrote the book “You’ll Never Spa In This Town Again” is suing John Travolta and Martin Singer for trade libel based on statements Singer made on behalf of Travolta about Randolph in a letter to Gawker.

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Lawsuit Charges 'The Wrap' With Libel Over Documentary Story

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Alex Ben Block Suit filed by Elisabeth Thieriot says she was the victim of a fraud when she financed a documentary, and has been further victimized by a blog that repeated false accusations against her. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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Jackson Nephews File $100M Libel Suit Against Radar Online Over Porn Allegations

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The lawsuit claims a series of stories published by the gossip website defame the late King of Pop and his three nephews. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Judge Trims Relativity's $1.5 Billion Lawsuit Against Netflix

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Ryan Kavanaugh's studio loses its trade libel claim against the streaming giant. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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Melania Trump, Daily Mail Spar Over Location of Her Libel Lawsuit

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The next First Lady is challenging a "false" article about her journey to America, but the publication Trump is suing is contending she's in the wrong place. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Buzzfeed Wins Right to Discover Truth in $11 Million Lawsuit Over "Bullsh*t News"

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Michael Leidig's first summary judgment bid in a libel lawsuit is rejected. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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John Travolta, Marty Singer Sued for Libel by Author of Spa-Sex Book

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UPDATED: Robert Randolph claims the lawyer's comments to Gawker have harmed his reputation. Singer threatens to sue for malicious prosecution read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business John Travolta Marty Singer

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James Woods Drops Lawsuit Over "Cocaine Addict" Tweet After Getting Trophy Letter

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The actor filed a $10 million libel action two years ago. Then, the anonymous defendant died. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Culture Business THR Online

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Bill Cosby's Libel Accusers Want Attorney Monique Pressley off His Case

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The motion cites procedure, but it doesn't stop there. It also says the embattled comedian's attorney has skirted the rules before. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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ESPN to Be Sued for Libel Over Child Molestation Report

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Eriq Gardner The wife of former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine says ESPN put her in a false light by using misleading excerpts from a secret tape recording. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business ESPN

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Libel Tourism

Media Law Prof Blog

Klein, Indiana University School of Law, has published Some Thoughts on Libel Tourism at 38 Pepperdine Law Review 101 (2010). This paper addresses the topic of “libel tourism,” a phrase used to describe cases Andrew R. Here is the abstract.

Richard Simmons' Libel Lawsuit Against National Enquirer Meets Skeptical Judge

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The court tentatively holds that "like race, being transgender is an immutable characteristic" and while being transgender may subject a person to contempt from a portion of the population it "will not validate those prejudices by legally recognizing them." read more. THR, Esq.

Judge: ABC's '20/20,' Chris Cuomo Likely to Lose Libel Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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David Williams, presented as an Internet predator, has "adequately demonstrated that ABC failed to use reasonable care in determining the truth or falsity of the statements before publishing them." read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

ESPN Demands End to Libel Lawsuit Over Sex Abuse Story

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A 2011 report about an assistant coach at Syracuse University changed the network's guidelines on reporting about criminal allegations. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Libel Tourism Era Over In UK?

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From the Guardian: British attorneys are saying the golden era of "libel tourism" is over, after a British judge dismissed a libel action brought by a Russian ex-police officer against a UK businessman, holding that the former cop had no

Richard Simmons Sues National Enquirer Over "Cruel" Sex-Change Story

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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."

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British Government Release Draft Defamation Bill To Address Libel Tourism

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Independent: with a new Defamation Bill, the British government announces changes in libel laws that seek to protect the expression of honest opinion. More here from Inform's Blog, the BBC, but some criticism from the Content ETC blog

Kim Kardashian Sues Website Over Claims She Faked Paris Robbery

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The reality star is suing mediatakeout.com and its owner Fred Mwangaguhunga for libel. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

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The Problem With the DSK Libel Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner Woman claims News Corp.-owned owned paper falsely accused her of being a prostitute, but was she a public figure? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

New York: Republication of Libel is not Libel

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A New York Court has held that if an online publisher re-publishes a defamatory statement, that does not make the republisher liable for defamation — with the caveat that the republisher relies on a reputable source. “A re-publisher of a work may rely on the research of the original publisher, absent proof that the re-publisher [.]. defamation

New York: Republication of Libel is not Libel

The Legal Satyricon

A New York Court has held that if an online publisher re-publishes a defamatory statement, that does not make the republisher liable for defamation — with the caveat that the republisher relies on a reputable source. “A re-publisher of a work may rely on the research of the original publisher, absent proof that the re-publisher [.]. defamation

Gawker Agrees to Alter Story About DailyMail.com in Settlement With Mail Online

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The deal will resolve a $1 million libel lawsuit brought over a story that accused the U.K. publication of trafficking in the theft of copyrighted material. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

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Donald Trump: Free Speech Symbol or Libel Hound? (Analysis)

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Amid professed plans to derail President Obama's bid for reelection, the real estate mogul and reality star is threatening the BBC over airing unflattering doc "You've Been Trumped" earlier this week. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Television Business

'Biggest Loser' Doctor Sues Former Contestant and New York Post for Libel

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Robert Huizenga, better known as Dr. H, claims the New York Post intentionally published false and defamatory statements about him, including that he encouraged unsafe and illegal weight loss methods on the show. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online The Biggest Loser

A Look At Donald Trump, Libel Defendant: "Perception Is Reality"

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At a court hearing this month that included multiple references to Nazi Germany, the Republican candidate aimed to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of bullying a female political operative. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Culture THR Online

Parliament OKs New Defamation Bill To Curb Libel Tourism, Codify Defenses

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The British Parliament has approved a new defamation bill that would codify existing common law privileges and move to eliminate libel tourism. Statutory defences include truth, honest opinion, fair comment, and the Reynolds defense. More here from the BBC. Here's

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U.K. Judge Makes History in Twitter Defamation Verdict

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Eriq Gardner Former head of Indian cricket league ordered to pay New Zealand player for libeling him on Twitter. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business International

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Hollywood Docket: 'Lost' leak; JD Salinger 'Catcher' lawsuit; 'Real Housewives' libel

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Entertainment law news while we're digesting Oscar nominations: ABC executives say they're surprised that many fans of "Lost" have refused to watch an online leak of the season premiere. Users of social network sites are voting to "bury" the video.