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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…

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…

No SpielBurgers for you! Steven Spielberg Shuts Down Unauthorized Use of His Name

USA - April 2 2018 Last week, Carl’s Jr. announced that in honor of Steven Spielberg’s new movie, Ready Player One, they would change the name of their Charbroiled…

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…

Putting It In Writing: The Return Of The Morality Clause In The Age Of #MeToo And Time’s Up (Part I)

USA - March 20 2018 The issues highlighted by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have refocused the spotlight on morals clauses in talent agreements. Morals clauses (or…

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…