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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 9 Oct 2020

Bitcoin battles and jurisdiction under the Defamation Act 2013

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal has clarified when a claimant can bring an action for defamation against a person domiciled outside of the…

Fieldfisher LLP (Ireland) | Ireland | 22 Sep 2020

Defamation and Offers of Amends; a useful option if timed correctly

Under Section 22 of the Defamation Act 2009, a defendant who for any reason is unwilling or unable to defend a claim for defamation, has the option of…

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP | Canada | 21 Sep 2020

Canada’s Top Court Provides Guidance on SLAPPs

Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are lawsuits that are intended not to seek justice, but instead to intimidate and…

Clayton Utz | Australia | 17 Sep 2020

OMG! Australia's first emoji defamation case - context can impute meaning

Be careful what you tweet about! Even emojis can defame. They are illustrations with which are capable of being given meaning. Whether words, images…

Ronan Daly Jermyn | Ireland, United Kingdom | 16 Sep 2020

Return to upward trend seen in 2017 of defamation claims taken in the Circuit Court

The Courts Service Annual Report 2019 was launched by the Courts Service on 22 July 2020. While the Report shows a decrease in the number of…

Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 31 Aug 2020

Judge Rakoff Clears Sarah Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit Against NY Times for February Trial

On Friday, Judge Rakoff denied cross-motions for summary judgment in Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times. (See our earlier…

Loeb & Loeb LLP | USA | 28 Aug 2020

Palin v. The New York Times Co.

District court holds reasonable jury could find The New York Times defamed former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in June 2017 editorial connecting…

Primera Africa Legal | Nigeria | 28 Aug 2020

Entertainment and life story rights in Nigeria

Fascinating stories have always captivated human attention, and the more otherworldly a story is, the more appealing it is to our collective sense of…

Stewarts | United Kingdom | 27 Aug 2020

How to (not) get rich quick: factors used to quantify damages awards in defamation cases

The Media and Communications List of the High Court has helpfully restated the factors it takes into account in calculating and discounting damages…

Bird & Bird LLP | Australia | 26 Aug 2020

Australian defamation law reform update - New South Wales passes reform bill

What you need to know Australia’s States and Territories are taking steps to implement defamation law reforms. It is anticipated that the reforms…
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