First Lady Melania Trump has settled a defamation case against a US blogger who allegedly defamed her. The blogger agreed to pay an undisclosed sum and issued a retraction and apology. A Canadian in 2016 won $50,000 in general damages, and $15,000 in punitive damages against a neighbor who posted defamatory statements on Facebook. Click.... Continue Reading →
The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in the U.S. : 2016 https://t.co/evlBoG3J3R via @HuffPostCollege — jimbuie (@jimbuie) February 17, 2016
http://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/?action=click&contentCollection®ion=TopBar&WT.nav=searchWidget&module=SearchSubmit&pgtype=Topic#/defamation Google News search on recent "Defamation" cases Can A Simple Hyperlink Be Defamatory? Possibly, at least in Canada.
In 1964, the US Supreme Court set the "actual malice" standard on defamation of public figures, public officials and celebrities, as distinct from defamation of private persons. Fifty years later, several media organizations have examined the current state of US defamation law. The Landmark Libel Case, Times v. Sullivan, Still Resonates 50 Years Later http://onforb.es/1hIRcaT ... Continue Reading →
The Wrong Man: Richard Jewell Stealing the Secrets of the FBI (1971 case) Taking the Lid Off the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case About Retro Report: Retro Report is founded on the conviction that without a smart, engaging and forward-looking review of these high-profile events – and the news coverage surrounding them – we have wasted an opportunity... Continue Reading →
Singer-actress Courtney Love has so far been involved in two landmark libel cases involving Twitter, or 'Twibel' cases as they are now known. Courtney Love Wins Twitter Defamation Case Against Her Former Attorney. Click for multiple articles. Courtney Love Settles Twitter Defamation Case, Paying $430,000 to Fashion Designer (2011)