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Libel

74 ABA Journal Libel articles.

Book publisher paraphrases Bullwinkle in response to Michael Avenatti’s defamation assertion

A lawyer for a book publisher is paraphrasing the cartoon character Bullwinkle J. Moose in response to a defamation allegation by convicted lawyer Michael Avenatti.

‘Need to go back to law school’ comment isn’t defamatory, appeals court rules

A Minneapolis lawyer can’t sue for defamation over a negative online review that said, “Need to go back to law school,” the Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled.

Harvard law prof claims reporter sexually harassed him, twisted facts in ‘gullible man’ story

Bruce Hay, a professor at Harvard Law School, has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was sexually harassed by a New York Magazine reporter who gained his confidence, manipulated him and portrayed him as a gullible victim in the article that she wrote.

Law prof sues over N-word suspension and says being white led to different treatment

A professor at the Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, who was suspended over his use of the N-word, alleges in a lawsuit that he was treated differently because he was white.

Former Pierce Bainbridge paralegal sues firm and ex-partner over alleged sex assault

A paralegal who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a former partner at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht has emerged from the shadows with a lawsuit that she filed Thursday.

Afternoon Briefs: Trump accused of violating disability law; CoreCivic settles suit over recorded attorney-client calls

Lawsuit seeks sign language interpreters at Trump’s COVID-19 briefings

The National Association of the Deaf alleges in lawsuit that President Donald Trump is violating Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act…

Dorsey & Whitney isn’t liable for blog post about lawyer, 2nd Circuit rules

A Dorsey & Whitney blog post about a lawyer's failed class action lawsuit wasn't defamatory, the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.

Afternoon Briefs: Michael Cohen sent back to jail; former state chief justice’s suit against actor can proceed

Trump’s former personal lawyer returns to jail after refusing home confinement terms

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, was returned to jail Thursday after refusing to sign a…

Twitter dismissed from Rep. Devin Nunes’ defamation suit over parody accounts

A Virginia judge has dismissed Twitter from a $250 million defamation suit filed by Republican California congressman Devin Nunes that targeted parody accounts claiming to be written by Nunes’ mother and a cow.

Immigration firm seeks over $1M in damages from former lawyer for ‘deceitful and dishonest behavior’

An immigration firm with offices in Dallas and Houston is suing a former lawyer for “deceitful and dishonest behavior.”

Lenny Dykstra’s reputation was so tarnished that he wasn’t defamed by book, judge rules

A New York judge has tossed a defamation lawsuit filed by Lenny Dykstra, ruling that the former baseball player’s reputation is so tarnished that he wasn’t injured by his former teammate’s bigotry claim.

Afternoon Briefs: Trump order limits social media protections; Texas court curbs mail-in ballots

Trump order seeks to curtail legal protections for social media

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that seeks to reinterpret the Communications Decency Act, which protects websites from…

Law prof wins defamation award of nearly $1.2M in suit against rape accuser

A University of Minnesota law professor has obtained a defamation judgment of nearly $1.2 million against a former girlfriend for an alleged false accusation of rape.

Trump and his 3,500 suits: Prosecutor and author reveals in interview his portrait of ‘Plaintiff in Chief’

Former federal prosecutor and author James D. Zirin illuminates more than 45 years of Trump’s legal disputes in his new book, Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits. Zirin recently answered some questions from Robin Lindley, a Seattle-based writer and lawyer.

Lawyer sues over social media posts claiming he made racist remarks in social distancing tiff

A Philadelphia lawyer has filed a defamation suit against a jogger and her cousin over their posts on social media about a confrontation over social distancing.

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