78 ABA Journal Libel articles.
A public defender is a public official who must prove actual malice in his defamation lawsuit against the American Civil Liberties Union for a blog post calling him “crooked,” the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled.
Oct 20, 2021 12:51 PM CDT
An Australian real estate agent is facing a defamation lawsuit because of a missing apostrophe in his Facebook post. The real estate agent wrote the post about his former employer and his alleged failure to pay money into Australia’s retirement system.
Oct 12, 2021 9:40 AM CDT
Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is liable by default in three defamation lawsuits filed over his claims that the December 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was a “giant hoax.”
Oct 4, 2021 1:02 PM CDT
Former President Donald Trump has turned to a small-firm lawyer to represent him in his $100 million suit
against his niece Mary Trump and the New York Times for disclosing his tax records in an alleged breach of a confidential agreement.
Sep 27, 2021 12:18 PM CDT
A lawyer representing an assistant public defender in a libel suit on Tuesday struggled with some oral argument questions about whether his client was a public official, finally telling the Georgia Supreme Court that he would hire someone else to “argue appellate stuff” in the future.
Aug 25, 2021 1:49 PM CDT
Trailblazing lawyer Karen Hastie Williams dies at 76
Lawyer Karen Hastie Williams died last month at age 76. She was the first Black woman to clerk at the U.S. Supreme…
Aug 13, 2021 11:27 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has affirmed dismissal of a conservative Christian group’s lawsuit alleging
that the Southern Poverty Law Center defamed the church by designating it a hate group.
Jul 29, 2021 9:34 AM CDT
Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch both called New York Times v. Sullivan into question in dissents from a cert denial earlier this month.
Jul 22, 2021 11:19 AM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice under President Joe Biden is arguing that the United States should be substituted as the defendant in a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump by a woman who claimed that he defamed her by denying her allegations of rape.
Jun 8, 2021 11:36 AM CDT
Judge rejects $2B settlement in Roundup litigation
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California has rejected a proposed $2 billion settlement of future claims in litigation…
May 27, 2021 3:25 PM CDT
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that lawyer statements about a client’s allegations made in a press release and social media aren’t protected by the judicial proceedings privilege or attorney immunity.
May 25, 2021 3:39 PM CDT
A New Jersey appeals court has overturned a $1.1 million verdict against the record label for rapper Fetty Wap partly because the plaintiff’s lawyer asked jurors to put themselves in his client’s shoes when awarding damages.
Apr 27, 2021 3:06 PM CDT
Trump has to face defamation suit
Donald Trump has lost his bid to delay a defamation suit that was based on his status as president. The New York Court of…
Mar 31, 2021 4:45 PM CDT
Judge tosses case for lawyer’s refusal to wear mask
Judge Lawrence Knipel of New York City has tossed a car-crash lawsuit because of a lawyer’s refusal to wear a face…
Mar 29, 2021 4:39 PM CDT
Lawyers representing pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell are seeking dismissal of a defamation lawsuit by arguing that her comments about rigged voting machines are constitutionally protected political speech that no reasonable person would think are statements of fact.
Mar 23, 2021 12:56 PM CDT
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