Georgia Erased Its Criminal Defamation Statute During the 2014-2015 legislative session, via House Bill 252, Georgia representatives finally axed several statutes that have little businesses existing in the 21st century – and one of those decrees was the State’s criminal defamation law. It’s been a...
A recent defamation case out of Pennsylvania is a prime example of why it’s imperative to file slander and libel lawsuits within the defamation statute of limitations. News Program Used The Wrong Picture For An Alleged Criminal On October 15, 2011, CBS affiliate KDKA-TV ran...
According to the Media Law Resource Center, courts have handed down $17.4 to plaintiffs defamed by bloggers, over the past several years. As a blogger, you may be thinking: “I’m being sued for blogger defamation, but I don’t have the money to defend myself. Do...
Arjent LLC, a boutique finance firm with domestic and international outposts, sued the Securities and Exchange Commission for harassment, slander, concealment of an investigation, and deprivation of the right to counsel. Furthermore, the financial group claimed the SEC unfairly targeted small firms. Why Is An...
One way to win a defamation lawsuit is to successfully argue privilege. In the simplest terms, privilege is when one person tells something to another person -- either out of obligation or because it’s understood that the relationship between the two parties is inherently confidential....
Since the dawn of communication, humans have played the defamation card. And thanks to technological advancements, even non-sentient entities are being sued for slander and libel. Yes ladies and gents, search engine defamation is a real thing. We have entered the“Zombie Defamation” era. First Things...
A church defamation lawsuit made headlines. Here's a summary of the case. Church Defamation Case Study: Pastor Sues Former Members Over Blog An Oregon pastor filed suit against former members of his congregation, claiming that their negative blog posts cost the church $500,000. The defendant's...
On Halloween night 1975, an attacker murdered Martha Moxley, a Connecticut teenager who lived next door to Kennedy relatives, the Skakels. In 2002, a jury convicted Michael Skakel of the crime. Last week, Skakel asked a parole board for early release. His attorney also took...
Can you sue someone for defamation over SPAM accusations? In a word: Yes. Point in case, a development business recently slapped Internet mega-corp Facebook with such a claim. The case is Profile Technology Ltd. et al. v. Facebook Inc. And the ruling will definitively answer:...
A high-profile defamation lawsuit is taking place in Canada. It could have significant impact on future libel lawsuits in the country. A defamation lawsuit against an online newspaper is making headlines. In one corner we have the Georgia Straight (think Vancouver’s Village Voice) and John...
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