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Judge Allows Palin Defamation Suit Against New York Times

A federal judge on Friday rejected the New York Times’ bid to dismiss Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit over a 2017 editorial she said falsely linked her to a mass shooting. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said that while …

Harvard Professor Drops ‘Clickbait’ Lawsuit After NYT Alters Story

A Harvard University law professor dropped his defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Monday after the newspaper changed the headline and first paragraph in a story relating to his views about donations from financier Jeffrey Epstein. In the …

Harvard Professor Takes Aim at ‘Clickbait’ With Defamation Suit Against New York Times

A Harvard University professor known as an expert in intellectual property is suing the New York Times for its publication of a “sensationalized, false and defamatory ‘clickbait’ Internet headline and lede” about him during the Jeffrey Epstein human trafficking scandal. …

India’s Top Court Reaffirms Content Immunity for Internet Firms in Google Case

Alphabet Inc.’s Google isn’t liable for defamatory content posted on its platforms after 2009, India’s top court ruled, reaffirming immunity for Internet companies in the world’s second-most populous nation. The verdict, which reiterates a 2015 ruling, comes as a relief …

OJ Simpson Sues Las Vegas Casino Saying He Was Defamed

O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino that banned him in November 2017, alleging that unnamed employees defamed him by telling a celebrity news site he had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. Simpson, on parole in Nevada for a …

Conservative TV Channel Sues MSNBC’s Maddow for Calling It ‘Paid Propaganda’

A conservative television network has sued MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for more than $10 million for calling it “paid Russian propaganda.” One America News filed the federal defamation suit in San Diego. The small, family-owned network based in San Diego is …

Native American Tribe Says Showtime’s ‘Billions’ TV Show Defamed Reputation

In the hit Showtime series “Billions,” it seems, everybody’s somebody. Ruthless hedge fund titan Bobby Axelrod evokes Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire founder of SAC Capital Advisors. U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades is a Preet Bharara type. And then there’s the …

James Levine’s Lawsuit Against Met Opera Has Been Settled

Conductor James Levine’s breach of contract and defamation lawsuit against the Metropolitan Opera has been settled. A lawyer for Levine and the company made the announcement last Tuesday but did not disclose terms of the agreement. The 76-year Levine was …

AIG Offers to Settle 7 Defamation Claims Against Cosby; Comedian Asserts Innocence

American International Group, acting under a homeowner’s insurance policy it issued for comedian Bill Cosby, has settled defamation claims filed by seven women against the entertainer. Terms of the settlements were not disclosed in the court documents filed by the …

New York Judge Dismisses Some of Levine’s Claims Against Met Opera

A New York judge last week dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine against the company last year. Levine was the Met’s music or artistic director from 1976-2016, then became its music director …