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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

N.J. Court: Accurate Lawsuit Reporting Not Libelous
Posted on 11 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TRENTON, N.J. – (AP) New Jersey's highest court has ruled that a newspaper cannot be held liable for accurate reporting of allegations made in a lawsuit. Tuesday's ruling overturned a 2008 decision by an appeals court that found The Record... Read More

Virgin Islands Jury Finds Newspaper Libeled Judge
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – (AP) A jury on Tuesday found a newspaper and its reporter knowingly made false statements about a judge and ordered them to pay him $240,000 in damages. An attorney for The Virgin Islands Daily News ... Read More

British Writer Wins Vital Appeal In Libel Case
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON – (AP) A British science writer chipped away at the country's harsh libel laws Thursday with an appeals court victory in a case that has become a rallying point for free speech advocates. The decision for Simon Singh was hailed by his... Read More

Ex-UNC Player Files Lawsuit Against School, NCAA
Posted on 6 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) A former North Carolina football player has filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, seeking reinstatement after being declared permanently ineligible for academic misconduct. Defensive end Michael McAdoo is also seeking unspecified... Read More

Katie Holmes Sues Star Magazine Over Cover
Posted on 7 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Katie Holmes sued the publishers of Star Magazine on Tuesday, accusing them of libel over a magazine cover that insinuated she was a drug addict. The actress filed the lawsuit against American Media Inc. in federal court in Los Angeles... Read More

Losing Fla. Senate Candidate Sues Papers For Libel
Posted on 2 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Failed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene is suing two Florida newspapers for libel over articles Greene claims cost him votes. The billionaire ex-candidate is seeking $500 million in damages from the St. Petersburg Times, The... Read More

Oligarch Wins Libel Lawsuit Against Russian Broadcaster
Posted on 11 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON – (AP) Self-exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has won his libel case against a Kremlin-owned broadcaster that aired allegations he masterminded the murder of a former KGB agent in London. The 64-year-old tycoon's victory against... Read More

Twitter Feed Lawsuit Underscores Power Of A Tweet
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) When Adorian Deck was home sick from high school, he entertained himself like countless other teenagers have in recent years: He started a Twitter account. Unlike other teenagers, Deck's account became a sensation. Deck, under... Read More

Fired Pennsylvania Teacher Sues Ex-Student For Libel
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) A physics teacher fired over his relationship with a one-time student has sued her for libel in federal court in Philadelphia. Robert Schanne, 43, said his affair with Jenna Addis didn't start until the year after her 2003 graduation... Read More

Judge Tosses Beckham Libel Lawsuit Against Magazine
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES — (AP) A federal judge has dismissed David Beckham's libel and slander lawsuit against In Touch magazine. The soccer star's attorney vows to appeal the ruling and disprove the celebrity tabloid's claims that Beckham cheated... Read More

Cyclist Sues Newspaper Over Drug Cheat Claims
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MELBOURNE, Australia – (AP) Former world junior cycling champion Mark French is suing an Australian newspaper for labeling him a disgraced drug cheat. The 25-year-old was banned for two years in 2004 for doping offenses, but was cleared on appeal... Read More