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Mass. Court Rules Statute of Limitations, Fair Report Privilege Apply in Defamation Case

A Massachusetts appeals court has ruled in favor of an online newspaper in a defamation case, holding that the statute of limitations and fair report privilege apply to articles the newspaper published regarding two incidents of domestic violence. This comes …

Two Ex-Penn State Officials Plead Guilty in Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach …

Jury: Former Oklahoma Legislator Must Pay Insurer $4.3M in Defamation Case

A Tulsa, Okla., jury has awarded an insurance company and its CEO $4.3 million in a defamation case. The Oklahoman reports former state legislator and former First Trinity director Wayne Pettigrew left First Trinity Financial Corp. in 2013 and issued …