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Motion for Reconsideration Filed in Sarah Palin’s Defamation Case Against the New York Times

USA - September 29 2017 Sarah Palin’s attorneys are trying to salvage her defamation claim against the New York Times - which was dismissed with prejudice by U.S. District…

Joy in Who-Ville? Playwright Wins Fair Use Copyright Dispute in Parody of “Grinch”

USA - September 19 2017 It’s not quite what Dr. Seuss envisioned: Kind-hearted and cheerful Cindy-Lou Who from the childhood classic “The Grinch That Stole Christmas” becomes…

Palin v. The New York Times Co.: Newspaper Wins, Palin Loses

USA - August 30 2017 Yesterday, on August 29, 2017, Southern District of New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff dismissed, with prejudice, Sarah Palin’s defamation…

Palin v. The New York Times Co.: Newspaper Mounts Robust Defense to Defamation Lawsuit

USA - July 25 2017 The New York Times is defending itself against a defamation lawsuit brought by former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah…

Defamation Law Series: Texas Court Holds that “Rhetorical Flourishes” In Article Do Not Support Defamation Claim

USA - May 3 2017 The Texas Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas recently dismissed defamation claims against a Dallas magazine, finding that although a headline and…

Defamation Law Series: Melania Trump Settles Her Libel Lawsuit Against Daily Mail

USA - April 12 2017 First Lady Melania Trump reportedly has settled her lawsuit against the British tabloid newspaper, Daily Mail, for about $2.9 million plus costs. Mrs…

Defamation Law Series: California Court of Appeal SLAPPS Several Claims Asserted Against Boxer Floyd Mayweather

USA - April 3 2017 The California Court of Appeal recently dismissed several claims asserted against the famous professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., by his…

Stop The Press’s Anti-SLAPP: Federal Judge In Georgia Denies CNN’s Motion To Strike In Defamation Suit

USA - March 13 2017 A federal court in the Northern District of Georgia recently denied CNN’s motion to strike in a defamation lawsuit, ruling that Georgia’s anti-SLAPP…

The California Court Of Appeal Weighs In: The Development And Production Of An Entertainment Program Is Protected Under The Anti-SLAPP Statute

USA - March 1 2017 In a recent 50-page published opinion, the California Court of Appeal determined that offensive and derogatory language on a movie set was protected…

Defamation Law Series: Court Affirms Dismissal Of Claims Against Actor Marlon Wayans

USA - February 24 2017 In Daniel v. Wayans, The California Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant actor Marlon Wayans’ anti-SLAPP motion against…