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Voting System Firm Files $1.3B Defamation Lawsuit Against Pro-Trump Lawyer Powell

Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell on Friday, seeking at least $1.3 billion for Powell’s “wild accusations” that the company rigged the presidential election for Joe Biden. “Dominion brings this action to set the record …

Jerry Falwell Jr. Files Suit Against Liberty University Claiming Reputational Damage

The former president and chancellor of Liberty University (LU), Jerry Falwell Jr., is suing the school for reputational damage following his August resignation, according to a complaint filed in the Commonwealth of Virginia Circuit Court for the City of Lynchburg. …

Netflix Sued by Former Prosecutor Over Portrayal in ‘Central Park Five’ Miniseries

A former prosecutor who ran the sex crimes unit in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in 1989 sued Netflix on Wednesday for defamation over her portrayal in “When They See Us,” claiming the miniseries about the “Central Park Five” fabricated …

Ohio Doctor Charged in 25 Patient Deaths Sues Hospital for Defamation

An Ohio doctor accused of ordering drug overdoses in the deaths of 25 hospital patients has sued his former employer for defamation, arguing that he did nothing wrong and did not deviate from hospital policy on end-of-life care. Dr. William …

Trip Advisor Review of Missouri Tourist Attraction Not Defamatory, Judge Says

A federal judge has ruled that a Kansas cattle farmer did not defame a Branson, Missouri, attraction by leaving a three-star TripAdvisor review. Owners of Bigfoot on the Strip sued Randy Winchester and his daughter in June 2018, claiming the …

Rolling Stone Slams Defamation Claim in University of Virginia Rape Story

Rolling Stone is defending itself against a defamation lawsuit over a discredited article about a University of Virginia gang rape by arguing that members of a school fraternity knew about discrepancies in the woman’s claims weeks before the article was …

Defamation Suit Over Rolling Stone Article Is Revived on Appeal

A defamation lawsuit suit against Rolling Stone magazine over its retracted 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was partially revived by a federal appeals court in New York. The lower-court judge was wrong to …

N.Y. Times Must Face Defamation Lawsuit Over Professor’s Slavery Comments

A federal appeals court on Tuesday said the New York Times Co. must face a defamation lawsuit by a Louisiana economics professor who said it quoted him out of context by saying he described slavery as “not so bad.” The …

Rolling Stone to Pay $1.65M to Settle Suit Over University of Virginia Rape Story

Rolling Stone magazine agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a defamation lawsuit filed by a University of Virginia fraternity over a debunked story about a rape on campus, the fraternity said Tuesday. The settlement closes the final chapter of …

In Age of Twitter, Libel Insurance Isn’t Just for Journalists Anymore

Courtney Love spent almost six years in litigation, accused of libeling her former attorney in a Twitter post that was visible for less than 10 minutes. She paid a reported $780,000 in settlements as a result of two other defamation …