defamation

The new administration argued in a brief that the former president is allowed immunity in writer E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit against him.
County weighs defamation suit after Cyber Ninjas auditors claim a database was destroyed. County officials say they were simply too inept to find it.
The ruling means the former president could face questions under oath about the sexual assault allegations made by Summer Zervos.
A federal judge has ruled the Department of Justice can’t defend President Donald Trump in a defamation suit brought by E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s.
The DOJ had argued that the U.S. should replace Trump as the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the columnist E. Jean Carroll.
The Department of Justice is arguing President Donald Trump was “acting within the scope” of the presidency when he called E. Jean Carroll’s rape accusation against him a lie, telling an interviewer, “She’s not my type.”
She may also continue to seek a sample of his DNA, a New York justice ruled.
Trump has crossed a new line with murder accusations and could be sued while president for defamation and "wantonly cruel attacks," Yale law professor writes.
The lawsuit, which takes aim at two opinion essays related to Russian election interference, comes on the heels of a similar suit against The New York Times.
The longtime advice columnist blamed her firing on the president, who she said "dragged me through the mud."