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Judge Signals Trump’s Tweet Over Stormy Daniels Is Free Speech, Not Libel

Stormy Daniels’s libel lawsuit over a tweet by Donald Trump looks to be doomed after a judge said the president was engaging in free speech. The adult film star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims she was threatened by …

No Libel in HBO Sporting Goods Child Labor Broadcast, Jury Says

A U.S. jury cleared HBO of libel claims on Friday in a lawsuit brought against the Time Warner Inc. subsidiary by a British sporting goods company over a report linking it to child labor in India. Miter Sports International, a …

‘Crouching Tiger’ Actress Settles Website Claim in Southern California Court

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” star Zhang Ziyi settled a lawsuit for libel against a U.S.-based Chinese news website, which today apologized for false reports that she had sex with Chinese officials including ousted Politburo member Bo Xilai. The case is …

Story: Cruise Sues Magazine in California Court for $50M

Actor Tom Cruise has filed a lawsuit in a California court against the publisher of Life & Style magazine over a story that suggested he abandoned his daughter, Suri, according to an article on Wednesday in entertainment trade publication The …

Saints’ Vilma Sues NFL Commissioner Goodell for Defamation

Suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The suit in U.S. District Court in New Orleans claims Goodell has made false statements about Vilma while discussing the NFL’s bounty investigation …

Victims of Cyberbullying Fighting Back in Libel Suits

When a Georgia middle school student reported to police and school officials that she had been bullied on Facebook, they told her there was not much they could do because the harassment occurred off campus. So the 14-year-old girl, Alex …

Iowa Lawmaker Seeks Punitive Damages in Libel, Slander Case

Both sides intend to appeal an Iowa jury’s decision that a television campaign ad by Democrats libeled and slandered Sioux City Republican Sen. Rick Bertrand during the 2010 campaign, The Des Moines Register reported. A Woodbury County jury has awarded …

Settlement Reached In Web Libel Lawsuit

A Longmont, Colo. woman has taken down several critical web postings to settle a libel lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by recycOil, a grease and oil recycling company. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Jennifer Hronkin admitted in the settlement …

Marsh Executive Sues Spitzer for $60 Million Over Slate Column

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has been hit with a $60 million libel lawsuit by a former Marsh & McLennan Cos. executive over a column posted on Slate.com concerning an insurance bid-rigging scandal. William Gilman, a former Marsh executive …

Court Sides with Alabama Newspaper over Public Official’s Libel Claim

An Alabama appeals court has ruled in favor of an Anniston newspaper that was sued by a city councilman who claimed he was libeled in a story published in February 2009. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals upheld a lower …