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Lawyer's Defamation Arguments Rejected In Virginia Court, Town Dismissed From Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by Lee Berlik

When SolAVerde's attorney spoke to the media about his client's defamation claims against the Town of Front Royal and certain councilmen, he sounded pretty confident. The court, however, disagreed with his arguments and dismissed the Town from... Read More

In Lawyer's Defamation Action, Draft Complaint Afforded Absolute Privilege
Posted on 7 Jun 2011 by Lee Berlik

Virginia courts have long held that statements made in connection with judicial proceedings are entitled to absolute protection from defamation liability. To encourage truthfulness in litigation, Virginia public policy has extended an absolute privilege... Read More

Consumer Web Site Review Of Texas Lawyer Leads To Defamation Lawsuit
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by Lee Berlik

Consumer review sites continue to grow in popularity. Sites like Angie's List , Avvo , and Yelp (to name but a few) allow people to post their experiences with lawyers, doctors, hairdressers, restaurants, roofers, and just about anyone else, and assign... Read More

'Girls Gone Wild' Defamation Lawsuit Involving Spitzer Call Girl Nets $3 Million
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by Lee Berlik

Kids these days. The use of fake IDs by teens is nothing new, but when that ID contains the name of a real person, and the imposter goes on to do naughty things while posing as someone else, the law of defamation can come into play. And if you're... Read More

Associated Press Reporter Accused Of Libel By Tweet
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by Lee Berlik

Did an Associated Press reporter commit a foul against an NBA referee earlier this year by defaming him on Twitter during a league game? On March 14, 2011, National Basketball Association official Bill Spooner filed a federal defamation case against Associated... Read More

Boston Man Sues UAE Sheik For Defamation
Posted on 21 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) A Boston man who alleges that a brother of the ruler of the United Arab Emirates whipped him with a belt in a Swiss hotel bar has filed a $7 million defamation lawsuit, claiming that the sheik and his associates have made false statements... Read More

N.J. Dwarf Couple Sues Cable Channel For Defamation
Posted on 31 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. - (AP) A dwarf couple from southern New Jersey has filed a defamation lawsuit against a cable television channel that used a doctored photo of the pair to spoof reality television shows. Cara and Gibson Reynolds say the sketch which... Read More

Redskins Owner Refiles Defamation Lawsuit In D.C.
Posted on 27 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - (AP) Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder refiled a defamation lawsuit against the Washington City Paper on Tuesday, marking a change in strategy by the billionaire businessman. Snyder initially filed the complaint in New York state... Read More

Pacquiao's Lawsuit Against Mayweather Going Forward
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LAS VEGAS - (AP) Manny Pacquiao's defamation lawsuit against longtime boxing rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. and others rests on firm allegations and can continue, a Nevada federal judge said in a court order Monday that denied a motion to dismiss the... Read More

Ambani Withdraws $2B Lawsuit Against New York Times
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MUMBAI, India - (AP) Indian billionaire Anil Ambani has withdrawn a $2.1 billion defamation lawsuit against the New York Times and his estranged elder brother Mukesh, a spokesman said Wednesday. A Bombay High Court judge granted Anil's request to... Read More

Ousted USDA Employee Sues Conservative Blogger
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A former Agriculture Department employee who was shown in an edited video making what appeared to be racist remarks has sued the conservative blogger who posted the video that led to her dismissal. Shirley Sherrod said Monday that... Read More

Clemens Asks Court To Revive Defamation Claims
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Roger Clemens' lawyers asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive a defamation lawsuit he filed against his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee, who claims he injected the ex-major leaguer with steroids and human growth... Read More

Nurse Fired Over Tiger Woods' Records Is Suing
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OCOEE, Fla. - (AP) A nurse who was fired for looking at golfer Tiger Woods' medical records in the days after his November 2009 car crash is suing an Orlando-area hospital for defamation. David M. Rothenberg has sued Health Central for $400,000... Read More

Damages Being Paid In UK Twitter Defamation Case
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) A British politician has agreed to pay damages for an inaccurate comment he made about a rival on his Twitter account. It appeared to be the first defamation case in Britain involving a comment made on Twitter. To settle the case, Colin... Read More