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Defamation

David Boies Sues Alan Dershowitz for Defamation

On November 7th, famed attorney David Boies filed a defamation suit against Alan Dershowitz, another high-profile lawyer, in New York State Supreme Court. According to the complaint, Dershowitz, who has been accused by two women of sexually abusing them when they were underage, has publicly and falsely disparaged Boies in the media on nine separate occasions.  

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Federal Judge Drops ‘Covington Boys’ Defamation Lawsuit Against Sen. Warren

A federal judge in Kentucky dropped a libel case against Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Deborah Haaland (D-NM). The two were sued for libel in August by the families of eight teenagers from Covington Catholic High School for spreading allegedly false and defamatory information on social media.

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North Carolina Supreme Court To Decide on ‘Actual Malice’ in a Defamation Suit Against a Local Newspaper

N&O reporter Mandy Locke is facing a defamation lawsuit over a series of articles in which she appeared to question the judgement of a State Bureau of Investigation agent. The case was heard in North Carolina's Supreme Court on Monday.

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E. Jean Carroll Files a Defamation Suit against Trump for Saying She Lied About Sexual Assault

“Decades ago, the now president of the United States raped me," said Carroll in a statement. "While I can no longer hold Donald Trump accountable for assaulting me more than 20 years ago, I can hold him accountable for lying about it and I fully intend to do so."

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Federal Judge Dismisses $300 Million Defamation Suit Against Three Media Companies Brought by Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

On October 31, a federal judge dismissed a $300 million defamation suit brought by the former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff […]

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Rachel Maddow Seeks Dismissal of $10 Million Libel Suit

Rachel Maddow, represented by Ted Boutrous of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, is asking a judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California to dismiss a $10 million defamation suit filed against her by One America News Network (OAN).

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Sandy Hook

Jury Awards Sandy Hook Father $450,000 in Defamation Suit against Conspiracy Theorist

“We went in thinking we had to prove that the death certificate was real. We ended up having to prove not only that, but that a little baby was born to these two parents,” Pozner’s attorney, Jacob Zimmerman, told First Amendment Watch.

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A Small Newspaper in Iowa Wins a Libel Suit, but Legal Costs May Force It to Close

On July 17, 2017, the Carroll Times Herald was sued for libel after it published the first of a series of investigative pieces about a local cop who was having inappropriate relationships with teenage girls. The day after the Times Herald published its first article about the police officer, he filed a libel suit contending that his reputation had been destroyed, along with his employability as a law enforcement officer.

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