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Defamation
Elizabeth Warren

Covington Teens Sue Elizabeth Warren and 11 Other High-Profile Individuals for Defamation

The families of eight teenagers from Covington, Kentucky have filed a libel lawsuit in Kentucky’s Kenton County Circuit Court against […]

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Nicholas Sandmann

Federal Judge Reinstates $250 Million Libel Suit Against The Washington Post

The family of Nicholas Sandmann sued The Post for its reporting on the viral encounter between their son and a Native American activist. A federal judge, after originally dismissing the suit in July, has issued an order to partially reinstate the case.

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Federal Judge Finds Neo Nazi Publisher “Acted with Actual Malice”

A federal magistrate judge in Montana found that Andrew Anglin, publisher of Daily Stormer, a white nationalist website, “acted with actual malice” when he shared a Jewish woman’s contact information and instructed his readers to target her. “There are only 6,000 Jews in the entire state of Montana, yet they’re 100% of the people trying to silence Richard Spencer by harassing his mother,” Anglin wrote, according to The Washington Post. “So then – Let’s Hit Em Up. Are y’all ready for an old fashioned Troll Storm?” 

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Laura Loomer Sues Facebook for Defamation, Requesting More Than $3 Billion in Punitive Damages 

Laura Loomer, an Internet personality known for her anti-Muslim rhetoric, is suing Facebook for defamation after the company banned her […]

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Colorado State Appeals Court Dismisses Libel Suit Against Environmental Activist

A Colorado state appeals court dismissed a libel suit brought by a Texas oil and gas exploration firm against a […]

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Sandy Hook Elementary School

Sandy Hook Victim’s Father Wins Defamation Suit Against Conspiracy Book’s Editors

A Wisconsin judge ruled that the co-editors of a book that claimed that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax were guilty of defamation. Following the December 2012 mass shooting, James Fetzer and Michael Palecek published a book, “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook: It was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control,” claiming that the federal agency had staged the event to promote gun control. The book also claimed the Leonard Pozner, the father of the youngest Sandy Hook victim, was complicit in the conspiracy, and had fabricated his son’s death certificate.

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Bakery Awarded $44 Million in Total Damages in Defamation Suit Against Oberlin College

A jury in Ohio awarded $33 million in punitive damages to a local bakery that had sued Oberlin College for libel and slander. The complaint filed in Ohio state court in November 2017, alleged that Oberlin was complicit in supporting and encouraging student protests against Gibson’s bakery following the arrests of three African American students. Oberlin students began protesting the store, passing out fliers calling the bakery “a racist establishment with a long account of racial profiling and discrimination.”

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Judge Jeanine Pirro

Judge Tosses Defamation Lawsuit Against Jeanine Pirro and Fox News

A New York State Supreme Court judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Fox News and one of its hosts, Judge Jeanine Pirro, brought by civil rights activist DeRay McKesson who claimed that Pirro implied that he incited violence against a police officer.  

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