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Libel by Tweet: Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Twitter Libel Claim under Anti-SLAPP Legislation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 4 2018

Twitter’s medium of character-limited posts lends itself to pithy, punchy statementsand, as is well documented, many of its users don’t pull any


When Defamation Is Cause To Overturn An Election
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2018

Given the tense political environment leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, voters might rightfully wonder: Can political candidates really say


Amendments to UAE Cybercrimes Law - useful reminder of potential impact of wide ranging provisions
  • CMS
  • United Arab Emirates
  • September 11 2018

The issuance of Emiri Decree No. 2 of 2018 in August 2018 amends three provisions of Federal Decree Law No. 5 of 2012 (the "UAE Cybercrimes Law" or


Reports of court proceedings in blogs and social media may no longer be immune from defamation claims
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • August 31 2018

The Law Reform Commission has published an Issues Paper on Privilege for Reports of Court Proceedings under the Defamation Act 2009. The Paper


Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on the Interpretation of Anti-SLAPP Legislation
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2018

In six decisions released simultaneously, the Court of Appeal for the first time interprets Ontario's Anti-SLAPP legislation. (s. 137.1 of the Courts


Silence Can Be Golden: Avoiding Workplace Defamation Claims
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • USA
  • August 29 2018

Picture a typical Monday at your business. Your employees are working hard on their first day back from the weekend. The phone rings


More news from the NLRB on work rules
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2018

The Obama-era NLRB sometimes gave employers fits with decisions and guidance concerning employer work rules. It was common for the Obama-era Board to


In a Divided Opinion, California Supreme Court Squashes End Run around CDA Immunity That Sought to Compel a Non-Party Online Platform to Remove Defamatory Content
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2018

In a closely-followed dispute, the California Supreme Court vacated a lower court order, based upon a default judgment in a defamation action, which


Superior Court Grants Anti-SLAPP Motion And Dismisses Tortious Interference Claims Against PBS
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 30 2018

The D.C. anti-SLAPP statute has most often been used in cases involving claims of defamation. See Boley v. Atlantic Monthly Group; Moore v. Costa. It


New California Law Extends Defamation Privilege to Communications Related to Sexual Harassment Claims and Investigations
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • July 27 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law A.B. 2770, creating new protections for employers, witnesses, and complainants from