Post Tagged with: "Defamation"

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to members of the media during a town hall at the Peterborough Town House in Peterborough, New Hampshire, U.S., July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

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

August 2, 2019 The families of eight teenagers from Covington, Kentucky have filed a libel lawsuit in Kentucky’s Kenton County Circuit Court against twelve individuals for using “their large social media platforms” to circulate false statements about them. Among those listed as defendants include presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren, New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman, and social activist Shaun King.[Read More…]

August 2, 2019 Below the Fold, Defamation
The New York Times Building, Manhattan, New York City, USA. FLICKR/Adam Jone.

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

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr July 19, 2019 An article in The New York Times about controversy surrounding an Ohio State University cancer researcher was not defamatory because reasonable readers would understand it was “a standard piece of investigative journalism” that presented both sides of the story, the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held in a July 17 decision. The unanimous three-judge[Read More…]

July 19, 2019 Below the Fold, Defamation, Free Press