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Defamation
Gene Policinski

Gene Policinski Commentary: ‘Weakening’ Libel Laws Is Not The Right Tactic – For Anyone

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on the Newseum blog, and has given First […]

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Yelp Case Demonstrates How To Out Anonymous Speakers

The online consumer review site, Yelp, tried to protect the anonymity of a reviewer who wrote a dismissive piece about […]

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ABC Settles “Pink Slime” Defamation Suit

Companies may have stronger libel protections based on new laws on the books.

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Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

A satiric attack on Jerry Falwell, a Baptist pastor and founder of the conservative group, the Moral Majority, resulted in […]

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Judge Asks New York Times To Testify in Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit

After The New York Times issued an apology to Sarah Palin for incorrectly tying her to a 2011 mass shooting in an editorial, the paper asked for the defamation lawsuit she is bringing against them to be dismissed. Not yet says a New York judge. First he wants to Times to testify so he can understand “whether the complaint contains sufficient allegations of actual malice, an essential element of the claim.”

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Fox News’ Eric Bolling Brings $50 Million Defamation Suit Against HuffPost Reporter

First came Huffington Post freelance writer Yashar Ali’s report that Fox’s Eric Bolling inappropriately sexted several colleagues. Then came Bolling’s […]

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