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Los Angeles Superior Court Quashes Subpoena to CBS under California’s Press Shield Law

USA - July 27 2018 Austin Harrouff faces two counts of first degree murder in Florida for the fatal stabbings of John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon on August 15, 2016…

Lee S. Brenner.

California’s Revenge Porn Statutes

USA - July 6 2018 Several members of the University of Central Florida chapter of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity were recently sued, along with the fraternity itself…

Minnesota Court of Appeals Extends Fair Report Privilege to Stories that Accurately Summarize Police Press Conferences and Press Releases

USA - May 14 2018 The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled that the “fair-report privilege” protects the media against defamation claims for news reports that…

Lee S. Brenner.

Strong Shield Law Protections for Journalists in California and Across the Country

USA - April 10 2018 There has been a series of cases in recent months involving attempts by the government to expose journalists’ confidential sources of information…

Lee S. Brenner.

Saved By Punctuation: James Woods Escapes Liability For A Question Mark

USA - February 12 2018 A federal judge in the Southern District of Ohio recently dismissed a case against actor James Woods over a tweet he posted during the 2016…

Lee S. Brenner.