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Richard Simmons Ordered To Pay Media Outlets’ Costs After Bringing Unsuccessful Defamation Action
Posted on 2 Apr 2018 by Gabriela Nolen

On March 12, 2018 Richard Simmons was ordered to pay almost $130,000 in attorneys’ fees to media outlets that he unsuccessfully sued on May 8, 2017, alleging defamation and invasion of his privacy. The media outlets, including National Enquirer... Read More

Posted on 1 Aug 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

A Texas couple’s dispute with their wedding photographer over what was, and was not, included in the customized photography package purchased escalated when the couple aired their grievance on television and on social media. Now it will cost them... Read More

Nominal Damages Not Sufficient in Facebook Defamation Suit
Posted on 29 Mar 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

An appellate court in Ohio determined that a man whose ex-girlfriend defamed him on Facebook did not receive fair compensation when he was only awarded $600 in damages, as the evidence was not competent and sufficient to support the trial court’s... Read More

Judge to City: Lawsuit by Couple in Unusual Kidnap Case Compared by Police to Movie “Gone Girl” Can Proceed
Posted on 13 Jul 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

Back in 2015, Denise Huskins reported that she had been kidnapped, while her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, claimed he had been drugged at the time. The police were skeptical of the couple’s claims and compared the case to the movie “Gone Girl,”... Read More

Jesse Ventura v. The “American Sniper”: A Real-Life Story About Navy SEALS, An Alleged Bar Fight, And A Million Dollar Defamation Lawsuit
Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

American Sniper , a film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, recently splashed across the American media landscape. The film tells the story of Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who served in the Iraq War and achieved a record number... Read More