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Judge Adds $5M to McQueary’s $7M Verdict Against Penn State

A former Penn State assistant football coach’s treatment by the school after Jerry Sandusky was arrested entitles him to more than $12 million, a judge said Wednesday in a ruling that substantially increased last month’s jury award. Judge Thomas Gavin …

Jury Awards $3M in Damages Over Rolling Stone Rape Story

A federal court jury on Monday awarded $3 million in damages to a University of Virginia administrator that last week found was defamed by Rolling Stone magazine’s now-retracted story of a gang rape. The 10-person U.S. District Court jury in …

Rolling Stone Publisher Disagreed with Rape Story Retraction

Rolling Stone magazine publisher and co-founder Jann Wenner said in a video deposition that he disagreed with a top editor’s decision to retract an entire article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the story was …

Testimony to Begin in Lawsuit Related to Penn State Molestation Scandal

Testimony is to begin on Monday in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former Penn State assistant football coach who says the university fired him after learning he was a witness against Jerry Sandusky, the former coach later convicted of …

Trial Starts in Defamation Suit Over Rolling Stone Rape Story

A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over its debunked story of a University of Virginia gang rape is set to start in federal court on Monday. University administrator Nicole Eramo is seeking a total of $7.85 million in damages …

Insurance Company Wants Out of Delaware Child Porn Defamation Suit

A federal judge has ruled that an insurance company is obligated to defend the ex-wife of serial political candidate Richard Korn in a defamation lawsuit he filed against her. Liberty Mutual argued that a homeowner’s policy it issued to Magda …

Jury Awards $27M to Four Fired Allstate Employees in Illinois

A federal jury has awarded more than $27 million to four former Allstate employees who sued the insurer for defamation. The Chicago Tribune reported the employees worked for a now-defunct equity division of the Northbrook, Illinois-based company. According to court …

Defamation Claims From Vegas Hospital Over Tuberculosis Case

A Las Vegas hospital is accusing a Nevada personal injury lawyer of defaming it with comments during a May news conference about a lawsuit stemming from a tuberculosis outbreak last year. Summerlin Hospital Medical Center accused attorney Robert Cottle in …

Arbitrator Rejects Defamation Claim in ‘Queen of Versailles’ Case

An arbitrator says the documentary film “Queen of Versailles” didn’t defame timeshare mogul David Siegel’s company. The arbitrator also ruled that Siegel’s company, Westgate Resorts, must pay $750,000 toward filmmaker Lauren Greenfield’s legal fees. Westgate sued Greenfield in 2012 alleging …

Court to Hear Iowa Workers’ Comp Commissioner’s Defamation Lawsuit

The Iowa Supreme Court has set a date to hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by the state’s workers’ compensation commissioner against Gov. Terry Branstad. Justices say they’ll hear attorney arguments at 7 p.m. March 4 in the Supreme Court …