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The Results Are In: First Amendment Soundly Defeats Claims Regarding Allegedly Defamatory Campaign Advertisements

USA - November 13 2018 On November 6, 2018, Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice Courtney Goodson was elected to remain in her position with the Arkansas Supreme Court…

Indiana Supreme Court Finds Fantasy Sports Statistics Newsworthy In Right of Publicity Claim

USA - November 11 2018 Plaintiff-Appellants Akeem Daniels, Cameron Stingily, and Nicholas Stoner were collegiate student-athletes between 2014¬2016. Their on-field…

Trump Uses First Amendment To Avoid Liability In Defamation Action

USA - October 24 2018 October 15, 2018 - Blanketing Himself In First Amendment Protections, Trump Wins Dismissal of Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Suit October 16, 2018 -…

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…

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…

Without Doubt, Anonymous Sources Do Not Equate to Actual Malice

USA - May 8 2018 On April 25, 2018, the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Venezuela’s “Number Two” politician’s, Diosdado Cabello-Rondon…

Putting It In Writing: The Return of The Morality Clause In The Age of #MeToo and Time’s Up (Part II)

USA - April 17 2018 Morality clauses, or morals clauses, are making a comeback in the age of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. A sample morality clause in an actor…

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…

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…