Tag Archives: Defamation

Prior Restraint & Online Defamation: Is It Constitutional?

texas-laws
What is prior restraint and how does it affect defamation law? I'll answer these questions -- and explain the online libel lawsuit forcing courts to consider, once and for all, the question of whether or not permanent injunctions are a constitutional remedy for defamation.
Posted in Defamation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Defamation Law: What Is The Difference Between A “Naked Link” and a “Footnote”?

naked-links-libel-small
Is it defamatory to link to defamatory content? Legally speaking, as it relates to Internet libel law, what is the difference between a "naked link" and a "footnote"? We'll cover these topics in this blog post.
Posted in Defamation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Libel & Slander Statute of Limitations: When Does The Clock Reset?

slander-libel-statute-of-limitations
Judges don't mess around when it comes to statutes of limitations. This blog post is about a guy, with a strong defamation lawsuit, whose case was dismissed because he didn't file his lawsuit in time. We'll review the case, and then look at a few aspects of how the Internet can re-set the statute of limitations clock.
Posted in Defamation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

High Profile Defamation Case Study: Mitre v. HBO

canadian-us-defamation-chart
Tyrion Lannister’s trial is over, but HBO’s still got a high-profile defamation lawsuit to conquer — the Mitre Sports v. HBO slander battle. Current Advantage: Mitre. The Players In This Sports Defamation Lawsuit Mitre Sports International Mitre is a sports equipment manufacturer. The company is the exclusive soccer (football) ball sponsor of the English Premier League and Major League Soccer. Home Box Office (HBO) HBO is a cable network that produces a program called Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. Back In 2008, HBO Aired A Special That Didn’t Paint Mitre In The Best Light In 2008, HBO aired a Real Sports segment featuring Mitre called “Childhood Lost.” A heart-wrenching tale, “Childhood Lost” highlighted the hardships of kid labor in India. It began: “We start with a sobering look at a practice that is clearly illegal, and was supposedly done away ...
Read more...
Posted in Defamation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Business v. Business Defamation & Unfair Competition

3d rendering of a lie detector
A competitor is spreading misinformation about your business. Can they get away with it? Inside, we'll look at the issues of business-on-business defamation and unfair competition.
Posted in Business Litigation, Copyright Infringement, Defamation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Topix Defamation Case Study: What To Do When The Defamer Is Anonymous

Topix defamation lawyer
Topix defamation is as rampant as Ripoff Report defamation. In this article we'll discuss a recent anonymous Topix defamation case. Plus, we'll go over what you need to prove to win an online defamation lawsuit.
Posted in Defamation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Academic Defamation: Can A Plaintiff Win?

academic defamation
Last year, a finance executive sued an Arizona law professor over a law review article. At the time, legal watchers wondered which way the case would swing. Well, the ruling has come down. The judge sided with the law professor defendant.
Posted in Defamation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Academic Defamation Spat Is The Talk Of The Halls At Ohio College

academic defamation
And you thought high school students were catty? Well, they “ain’t got nothing” on a passel of professors at Oberlin College currently caught up in a messy tangle of calumny. Accusations of murder, bribery and green card marriage proposals have been flying through the school’s hallowed halls – and what has emerged is a whopper of a defamation lawsuit. Two Professors With A Serious Hate-On For Each Other The two main players in this academic libel throw down are Ali Yedes and Samir Amin Abdellatif. Both are gainfully employed by Oberlin College, and, judging by all accounts, the two gentlemen aren’t what you’d call friends. No, it can be safely assumed that they can’t stand each other. From the read of it, Yedes’s and Abdellatif’s relationship resembles a Capulets and Montagues situation. Accusations…(Of Premeditated Murder No Less!) It’s unclear when ...
Read more...
Posted in Defamation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dentist Defamation: Privilege & Case Law

dentist-v-dentist-defamation-sm
What do you think when you hear or read the word “privilege”? Do you picture a person with F.U. money? Or maybe visions of royal bodies dance in your head. Answers vary, but when it comes to law, privilege means that one party has a legal right to engage in a given action, and, as a result, cannot be held liable for said action. When it comes to dentist defamation lawsuits, privilege often dictates who wins and who loses. First Things First, What is Dentist Defamation? Before we delve deeper into the legal concept of privilege, let’s first define defamation. In basic terms, defamation occurs when one party publicly lies about another party. In cases where a dentist is suing for slander or libel related to their professional capacities, the dentist most prove that: The defendant published — or publicly ...
Read more...
Posted in Defamation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Celebrity Defamation: Dance Mom v. Dance Maven

celebrity-defamation-lawyer
Gather round celebrity defamation fans; another reality show slander suit is afoot! I’m always skeptical of these cases, because one can’t help but wonder, “Is it for real or ratings?” But alas, our law demands assumptions of innocence. So, let’s take a look at the reality show defamation case of Dance Mom v. Dance Coach. [Insert Law and Order beats]. A ‘Dance Mom’ Stunt Results In A Celebrity Defamation Suit The fracas began when Abby Lee and Kelly got “up in each other’s’ grillz” (tm Lucy Watson) at a dance competition in the Bronx. The show was being taped for their reality show, “Dance Moms.” Apparently, shouts were hurled and slaps exchanged. In the end, someone [*cough* realityshowproducers *cough*] called the police and Hyland ended up turning herself in – though she was never handcuffed. As is the case with ...
Read more...
Posted in Defamation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment