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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…

Insurance Coverage for Social Engineering Scams

USA - January 31 2018 Ken Kronstadt authored the Westlaw Journal Insurance Coverage article “Insurance Coverage for Social Engineering Fraud,” discussing recent court…

Religion, Kombucha, and the First Amendment: California Court of Appeal Affirms Dismissal of Defamation Claim Against Web Publisher

USA - December 20 2017 The California Court of Appeal issued a recent ruling with interesting ramifications for media, entertainment, and First Amendment practitioners. The…

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…