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90 ABA Journal Libel articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Ginsburg misses oral arguments; judge tosses lawyer’s defamation suit over neo-Nazi label

Ginsburg contracts stomach bug

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments Wednesday because of an illness. A court spokeswoman said Ginsburg stayed home because of a stomach…

Defamation accusations fly in feud between Alan Dershowitz and David Boies

Defamation claims are multiplying following a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was a victim of financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, and Epstein’s lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, had sex with her when she was a minor.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge tosses defamation suit by pardoned sheriff Arpaio; blogging law prof is sued

Judge tosses Arpaio defamation suit claiming ‘leftist enmity’ constituted actual malice

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of Washington, D.C., has tossed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Maricopa County, Arizona,…

Suit accuses former casino company general counsel of approving ‘secret undercover operation’

An invasion-of-privacy lawsuit claims that the former general counsel of Wynn Resorts approved a “secret undercover operation” to gather derogatory information about a former salon employee who provided information to the Wall Street Journal.

Afternoon Briefs: Boies booted from suit against Dershowitz; DA’s Halloween display criticized

Judge boots Boies from defamation suit against Dershowitz

U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska on Wednesday refused to toss a defamation suit filed against former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.…

Panama Papers law firm sues Netflix for libel over portrayal in Meryl Streep film

Updated: The hacked Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and its two name partners have sued Netflix for libel over their portrayal in the film The Laundromat.

The lawsuit claims…

Top European Union court rules Facebook can be ordered to remove defamatory content worldwide

The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that judges in the EU can order Facebook to remove defamatory content worldwide.

New York Times reports on new unconfirmed allegation against Kavanaugh; Dems call for impeachment

Some Democrats are calling for impeachment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh after the New York Times reported on a new allegation against him in an article that is itself bringing criticism. The New York Times article, published over this past weekend, was an essay in its opinion section that was adapted from an upcoming book written by two New York Times reporters called The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.

Ex-client sued by lawyer for alleged libel in negative review that stays atop ratings through editing

A Pittsburgh lawyer has sued a former client for alleged libel in a negative online review that stays atop Google ratings because of reposting and editing.

2nd Circuit reinstates Sarah Palin’s defamation suit against the New York Times

A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal judge followed the wrong procedure when he dismissed a defamation suit filed against the New York Times by former vice…

Appeals court allows defamation suit for comments by Cosby lawyer day after ‘epic’ settlement

A California appeals court has ruled against actor Bill Cosby’s bid to toss a defamation lawsuit by former model Janice Dickinson. The ruling comes just one day after Dickinson’s lawyer…

Oberlin College ordered to pay $44.4 million damages in libel case brought by small business

“People have no idea on how much stress this has had on our family and business for almost three years,” said David Gibson, the 64-year-old business co-owner, after the punitive verdict. “But from the beginning, we just didn’t understand why they were punishing us for something we had nothing to do with.”

Ex-BigLaw partner’s $10M suit links health club’s racy marketing to alleged false claim of lewdness

A former partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed has filed a $10 million defamation suit against a Wall Street health club over an alleged false claim that the lawyer engaged…

ABA publication wins defamation appeal in 7th Circuit

An article in an ABA publication for judges didn’t defame a nonprofit group that certifies forensic document examiners, a federal appeals court has ruled.

In a May 1 opinion,…

Trial between Oberlin College and a local bakery tackles First Amendment questions

A shoplifting incident at a bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, created a controversy for the community and led to a lawsuit against the college.