The New York Times Co. v. Sullivan set an important standard on First Amendment rights a half-century ago.
Legal experts say Stephen Elliott's libel case may unmask anonymous contributors to the list launched by Moira Donegan.
Trump wants to “open up the libel laws” to sue reporters, but experts say there isn’t much he can do.
The Supreme Court has established two clear guidelines with respect to libel claims.
Having previously sued Gawker Media, Shiva Ayyadurai has sicced his lawyer on TechDirt’s Mike Masnick.
First, libel laws are not the creation of the federal government. They are common law torts that are enforceable in state
The Republican presidential candidate hasn't sued a newspaper in over 30 years.
When piled on top of traditional means of defamation as by mouth or email, social media moves slander and libel from pandemic
If Mr. Trump wants to address media organizations that "write purposely negative and horrible, false articles" then the law is already established as to his rights to do that.
He vowed to "open up those libel laws," whatever that means.
In Harlem, we know hate hurts. No matter if the hatred comes from a streetcorner demagogue, or a candidate for presidency of the United States. Hate words have a way of turning into hate actions. Every soul is precious. No one is disposable.
The smearing of Planned Parenthood requires a vigorous response, in the only language that these thugs understand -- money and requirement to tell the truth or face jail time -- by filing a defamation lawsuit against all their false accusers.
As part of an ongoing effort to blur the truth, The Washington Times just published a "hit piece" against Amazon Watch, which has long supported the Ecuadorian communities that were devastated by decades of Chevron's reckless actions for which it has been found guilty in a landmark environmental lawsuit.
"It was a race like any other race. Things were being said," Figueroa told HuffPost. "I just said whatever I had to say in
No one has the right to attribute to me what I not only have not stated or written, but more importantly, what run contrary to what I believe and how I live my life.
Despite the settlement, at least two legal lessons can be taken away from the case: 1) Sensational tabloid covers, replete with screaming headlines juxtaposed next to photographs, can indeed be defamatory; and 2) tiny cover-page disclaimers won't always get tabloids like the New York Post off the hook.
In brief, Kenny Kramer may have lost on the facts, but the judge seemed to recognize that, under different circumstances, false accusations of homophobia can indeed be defamatory.