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Defamation
Infowars host Alex Jones testifies during his defamation trial in Austin, Texas, Aug. 2, 2022

Judge Rejects Call to Immediately Shut Down Alex Jones’ Infowars in Bankruptcy Dispute

The families sued Jones for calling the shooting that killed 20 first graders and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, a hoax, claiming defamation and infliction of emotional distress.

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The corporate logo of Smartmatic is seen at its offices in Caracas

Voting Tech Company Settles Lawsuit Against Far-Right News Outlet Over Election Claims

It is the latest development in a larger legal pushback by voting equipment companies ensnared in wild conspiracy theories following the 2020 presidential election.

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Carole Baskin greets Senators on Capitol Hill in Washington

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Asks Florida Supreme Court To Review Defamation Lawsuit

While a trial judge initially ruled in favor of Baskin and dismissed the case, an appellate court reversed parts of that decision.

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Donald Trump Is on the Hook for $88.3 Million in Defamation Damages. What Happens Next?

For years, Donald Trump hurled insults at E. Jean Carroll, saying she fabricated a sexual assault allegation against him to sell a book. Will he keep that up?

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E. Jean Carroll walks outside Manhattan Federal Court, in New York City

Jury Says Trump Must Pay Additional $83.3 Million to E. Jean Carroll in Defamation Case

Former advice columnist E. Jean Carroll says former President Donald Trump damaged her reputation by calling her a liar after she accused him of sexual assault.

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The corporate logo of Smartmatic is seen at its offices in Caracas

Fox News To Pursue Claims That Voting Firm’s Defamation Suit Is Anti-Free Speech

Smartmatic says Fox News spread ruinous lies that the voting company helped rig the 2020 election against then-U.S. President Donald Trump.

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E. Jean Carroll enters Manhattan Federal Court, for jury selection in the second civil trial after she accused former U.S. President Donald Trump of raping her decades ago, in New York City

Trump Scowls as Jury Is Picked To Decide How Much He Owes for Denying Sex Assault

This is the penalty phase of a civil defamation trial stemming from columnist E. Jean Carroll’s claims he sexually attacked her in a department store dressing room.

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Judge Dismisses Notre Dame Professor’s Lawsuit Against Student Newspaper

The case had raised questions about press freedom and academic freedom at one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic universities.

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