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Fake news: are current UK laws sufficient?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2017

The final of The TimesKingsley Napley Student Advocacy Competition 2017 takes place on 25 September 2017. The title this year is: 'Do we need new

Fake and Consequences: Weathering the Reputational Risks and Financial Fallout of “News” that Abuses
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2017

In today’s political climate, the phrase “fake news” gets bandied about quite a bit. In addition to its more traditional meaningnews that is false

Fired Google Manifesto Author Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge: Did He Engage In Protected Activity?
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2017

A Google engineer was fired last week after circulating a 3,000 word memorandum, among other things, criticizing the tech giant’s approach to

Czech Republic: Breach of employee’s duties by defaming the employer
  • Noerr LLP
  • Czech Republic
  • August 8 2017

A recently ended court case was instigated by an employee filing an action requesting the court to rule that the immediate termination of his

“My Employer Made Me Do It” Texas Supreme Court Rejects a Claim for Compelled Self-Defamation
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2017

On May 26, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court addressed whether Texas recognizes a defamation claim for compelled self-publication. The Texas Supreme

Germany obliges social media companies to delete "Hate Speech"
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Germany
  • August 3 2017

The German Federal Parliament has adopted a bill which aims to enhance the enforcement of social media platform providers' legal obligation to delete

Anonymous Online Business Reviews: Balancing Free Speech Rights Against Protections From Defamation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2017

As nearly every company’s products and services can be critiqued on several online platforms, courts must balance a speaker’s First Amendment right to

Think before you link: website linking and copyright infringement
  • Pitmans Law
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

One of the many marvels of the internet is the ability to surf infinitely between websites to seek information needed. One way that website owners

Get shorty: defamation and regulatory claims against short-sellers in Canada
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • July 26 2017

Public companies in Canada can reasonably expect a degree of scrutiny by market participants. Analysts might question fiscal projections

Palin v. The New York Times Co.: Newspaper Mounts Robust Defense to Defamation Lawsuit
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • 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