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Poisoning the mind: fraudulent calumny
  • Hugh James Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2018

Fraudulent calumny occurs when a person has made false misrepresentations to a testator which poisons their mind against another so that they are

Question Mark Leaves Court Questioning Defamation Claim
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2018

Demonstrating the power of punctuation, actor James Woods dodged a Twitter defamation suit after a federal court judge found that his use of a

Court Confirms Government Entities Cannot Sue Critical Citizens for Defamation
  • Lerners LLP
  • Canada
  • February 15 2018

Two recent decisions arising out of the same case, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority v. Smith, provide some important judicial guidance

Employment Law: Key Decisions From 2017
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 5 2018

After an employee announced his intention to resign his job 11 months later, his employer decided to terminate his employment before the announced

Defamation: Containing Fire and Fury in the Deep Blue State
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2018

Workplace defamation lawsuits can flare up in various ways: the administration of performance reviews, background and reference checks, and conducting

Qualified Privilege Defence Flies in Ryanair Case
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • January 23 2018

On 21 December 2017, Ryanair lost its High Court action for defamation against three pilots. Ryanair brought its case against Evert Van Zwol, John

When Scientists Sue
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • January 22 2018

Mark Jacobson, who alleges that he is a "renowned scientist," along with three co-authors, publishes a paper in the Proceedings of the National

Recent Part 36 costs decisions
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2018

The end of 2017 saw a number of important decisions, which have important practical ramifications for the use of Part 36 offers in many commercial

Judge Sweet: Fox News’s Statement that It Took “Decisive Action” After Assault Allegation Does Not Disparage the Unnamed Accused Assailant
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2018

This week, Judge Sweet dismissed a complaint brought by a former Fox News Latino vice president who was terminated after a Fox News contributor

The metoo Allegations And How Media Defends Them In A Defamation Action
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • January 9 2018

With fresh allegations of Australian men behaving badly, defamation law expert Hannah Marshall from Marque Lawyers explains what defamation is, and