Social media sites have given many the potential to reach millions of people instantly. With that reach, the risks and impacts of defamation can be far greater.
Social media groups have emerged designed to protect women from bad dating experiences. Those who use them could be liable to being sued for defamation.
Michael Oher and his family celebrate his selection by the Baltimore Ravens at the 2009 NFL Draft.
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Publishers and studios routinely pay large sums to acquire ‘life story rights.’ Two law scholars explain why the phrase is misleading.
Rudy Giuliani admits to lying but says the Constitution protects him.
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To what degree can the First Amendment be used to protect someone from the consequences of lying?
A drag show in Nashville, Tenn., during Day One of Nashville Pride 2022.
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The law passed by Tennessee legislators that banned many drag performances violated the First Amendment. A legal scholar explains the judge’s decision in the case.
The explosive evidence heard in the case also underscores the need for the Army and the Australian public to reckon fully with the conduct of Australian forces in the Afghanistan campaign.
In his judgment, the judge said he was satisfied the most serious imputations were proven on the balance of probabilities, which is the test in such civil cases.
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More broadly, this case shows how hard it is to use defamation law to repair any perceived damage to your reputation. Once a case begins, you never can control what will be said in court.
As always with Trump, there is much more at stake than his individual political fate.
E. Jean Carroll arrives for the first day of her civil trial against former President Donald Trump on April 25, 2023.
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Trump’s lawyers questioned E. Jean Carroll, a magazine columnist, about why she did not scream or call the police after, she alleged, Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s.
The trial is likely to go ahead in November this year, and last for around four weeks.
The news channel broadcast many lies about the 2020 US presidential election – and it has a swathe of other legal action waiting for it.
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After the article was published, Murdoch sent the publishers of Crikey a ‘concerns notice’, essentially threatening to sue them. In response, the publishers almost dared Murdoch to sue.
Election workers in Detroit test their equipment made by Dominion Voting Systems in August 2022.
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It’s far easier to throw around accusations of damage to one’s reputation than it is to actually prove it in court. A journalism scholar explains the criteria that must be met.
There are no standards for what it takes to be a journalist.
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A news organization doesn’t have to publish or broadcast the facts or the truth. And there are no standardized requirements to be a journalist.
The Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, Poland, commemorating the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. History surrounding the Holocaust has become increasingly controversial in Poland in recent years.
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The Holocaust has become a contentious issue in Poland in recent years. And those challenging the government’s historical narrative have faced condemnation and lawsuits.
We’ve all been at a work or family gathering when someone has offered a seemingly authoritative statement about the way the law operates. Without some knowledge of the field of law, listeners may simply…
The new book is structured around apartheid profiteers, war profiteers, state capture profiteers, welfare profiteers, failing auditors, conspiring consultants and bad lawyers.
Members of the Oath Keepers stand in front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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The historic conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and one other co-defendant for seditious conspiracy has implications for free speech and the future of the militia movement in the US.
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Parental alienation is a recurring problem that affects many families who are experiencing high conflict, separation and divorce.
Johnny Depp waves to supporters as he departs the Fairfax County Courthouse on May 27, 2022.
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I’m certain this case will continue to be discussed in the media and academia and will continue to shape society’s understanding of the complexities of intimate partner violence.