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Defamation

MSNBC and Rachel Maddow Face $10 Million Defamation Lawsuit

The complaint centers on statements Rachel Maddow made regarding One America News Network, that the San Diego-based media company was "literally paid Russian propaganda."

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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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Ballard Spahr: Sixth Circuit Sides with ‘The New York Times’ in Defamation Suit

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr An article in The New York Times about controversy surrounding an Ohio State University cancer researcher was […]

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Rhode Island ACLU Representing Blogger in Prior Restraint Case

  The ACLU of Rhode Island has taken on the case of Massachusetts blogger whose content was censored by a […]

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First Amendment Watch Teacher Guide: Can First Amendment Defenses Save Provocateur Alex Jones From The Sandy Hook Libel Suits?

People whose reputation has been harmed by a publication may decide to sue for libel. In today’s highly charged political environment, a number of high-profile libel suits have been filed as a result of public controversies. Among them, Sandy Hook Elementary School parents sued Alex Jones and Infowars; coal mogul Robert Murray sued Last Week Tonight host John Oliver; Stormy Daniels, a porn star, sued Donald Trump; and a woman who claimed Bill Cosby assaulted her sued him for libel. Sandy Hook parents, who suffered the trauma of losing their children to a mass murderer, and their lawsuit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, provides a compelling case study for teaching defamation law.

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