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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...

Andrew Dubin.


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...

Andrew Dubin.


New York Defamation Suit Against Trump To Proceed: The public response to an accusation of sexual misconduct may give rise to a defamation claim

USA - April 10 2018 On March 20, 2018, a New York state judge held that Summer Zervos, a former contestant on the reality television show The Apprentice, can move forward...

Sarah Diamond.


Storytellers and Artists May Continue To Rejoice - Feud: Bette and Joan Is Fully Protected By The First Amendment

USA - March 29 2018 On March 26, 2018, the California Court of Appeal filed its opinion in De Havilland v. FX Networks, LLC concerning FX’s docudrama Feud: Bette and Joan...

Sarah L. Cronin.


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...

Andrew Dubin.