ABA Journal

Libel

81 ABA Journal Libel articles.

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.