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NY Post Loses Bid to Throw Out Boston Marathon Bombing Defamation Suit

The New York Post lost its bid to throw out a defamation lawsuit by two men whose photo and the headline “BAG MEN” appeared on the tabloid’s front page last year during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. Suffolk …

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds $7.5M Defamation Jury Award

The Alabama state Supreme Court has upheld a jury’s decision to award an Iranian-born businessman $7.5 million in a 2011 defamation lawsuit. AL.com reported that the court issued a unanimous decision Dec. 6 upholding its judgment against Pensacola, Fla. car …

Tulsa Insurer Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Former Lawmaker

A Tulsa, Okla., insurance company has filed a defamation lawsuit against former board member and state Rep. Wayne Pettigrew. In the lawsuit, First Trinity Financial Corp. claimed that Pettigrew made false and defamatory statements about the company and its top …

Former Hospital CEO in Washington State Wins $350K in Arbitration

The former CEO of Lake Chelan Community Hospital has won $350,000 in arbitration over a defamation lawsuit. The Wenatchee World reports an arbitration ruling has ended the legal battle over the hospital’s decision to fire David Bernier less than two …