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Court Cuts off Johnson in His Attempt to 
Assert Libel Claim

Court Cuts off Johnson in His Attempt to 
Assert Libel Claim

DWT Media Law October 4, 2017 Comments Off on Court Cuts off Johnson in His Attempt to 
Assert Libel Claim

A Delaware court rejected a Pennsylvania plaintiff’s attempt to take advantage of Delaware’s generous two-year statute of limitations for defamation and false light claims, dismissing the plaintiff’s lawsuit with prejudice and in its entirety,

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New York Appellate Court Adopts “Endorsed or Intended” Threshold Test for Libel by Implication

New York Appellate Court Adopts “Endorsed or Intended” Threshold Test for Libel by Implication

DWT Media Law July 1, 2014 Comments Off on New York Appellate Court Adopts “Endorsed or Intended” Threshold Test for Libel by Implication

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Blurred Lines: 9th Circuit Applies Same First Amendment Protections to Bloggers as Traditional Media

Blurred Lines: 9th Circuit Applies Same First Amendment Protections to Bloggers as Traditional Media

DWT Media Law April 30, 2014 Comments Off on Blurred Lines: 9th Circuit Applies Same First Amendment Protections to Bloggers as Traditional Media

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Supreme Court Reiterates that New York Times Actual Malice Standard Requires Materially False Statements

Supreme Court Reiterates that New York Times Actual Malice Standard Requires Materially False Statements

DWT Media Law April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Supreme Court Reiterates that New York Times Actual Malice Standard Requires Materially False Statements

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6th Circuit Rules That TripAdvisor’s Ranking of “Dirtiest Hotels” Is Protected Opinion

6th Circuit Rules That TripAdvisor’s Ranking of “Dirtiest Hotels” Is Protected Opinion

DWT Media Law December 3, 2013 Comments Off on 6th Circuit Rules That TripAdvisor’s Ranking of “Dirtiest Hotels” Is Protected Opinion

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Court Denies Section 230 Immunity to TheDirty.com for User Posts, Setting Stage for Battle in 6th Circuit

Court Denies Section 230 Immunity to TheDirty.com for User Posts, Setting Stage for Battle in 6th Circuit

DWT Media Law August 31, 2013 Comments Off on Court Denies Section 230 Immunity to TheDirty.com for User Posts, Setting Stage for Battle in 6th Circuit

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New York Federal Court Applies Plausibility Standard of Iqbal and Twombly to Allegations of Actual Malice in Defamation Cases

New York Federal Court Applies Plausibility Standard of Iqbal and Twombly to Allegations of Actual Malice in Defamation Cases

DWT Media Law August 30, 2013 Comments Off on New York Federal Court Applies Plausibility Standard of Iqbal and Twombly to Allegations of Actual Malice in Defamation Cases

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2nd Circuit Affirms First Amendment Protection for Scientific Debate

2nd Circuit Affirms First Amendment Protection for Scientific Debate

DWT Media Law August 28, 2013 Comments Off on 2nd Circuit Affirms First Amendment Protection for Scientific Debate

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For the First Time, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Dismisses a Libel Suit Based Solely on D.C.’s Anti-SLAPP Act

For the First Time, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Dismisses a Libel Suit Based Solely on D.C.’s Anti-SLAPP Act

DWT Media Law August 25, 2013 Comments Off on For the First Time, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Dismisses a Libel Suit Based Solely on D.C.’s Anti-SLAPP Act

By Laura R. Handman, Constance M. Pendleton, and Micah J. Ratner Judge Reggie B. Walton of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia recently applied the District of Columbia Anti-SLAPP Act,

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New York Court Quashes Sheldon Adelson’s Third-Party Subpoena to Wall Street Journal

New York Court Quashes Sheldon Adelson’s Third-Party Subpoena to Wall Street Journal

DWT Media Law May 10, 2013 Comments Off on New York Court Quashes Sheldon Adelson’s Third-Party Subpoena to Wall Street Journal

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Washington State Enacts Uniform Correction and Clarification Law

Washington State Enacts Uniform Correction and Clarification Law

DWT Media Law May 8, 2013 Comments Off on Washington State Enacts Uniform Correction and Clarification Law

Photo: Rachel La Corte, Associated Press  By Bruce E. H. Johnson, Ambika Doran, and Sarah K. Duran On May 20, 2013, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law ESB 5236, a version of the

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Are False Allegations of Homosexuality Still Libel, per se?

Are False Allegations of Homosexuality Still Libel, per se?

DWT Media Law April 4, 2013 Comments Off on Are False Allegations of Homosexuality Still Libel, per se?

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UK Court of Appeal Holds That, Upon Notice, Google May Be Liable For Defamatory User-Generated Content on Blogging Platform Operated by Google

UK Court of Appeal Holds That, Upon Notice, Google May Be Liable For Defamatory User-Generated Content on Blogging Platform Operated by Google

DWT Media Law February 19, 2013 Comments Off on UK Court of Appeal Holds That, Upon Notice, Google May Be Liable For Defamatory User-Generated Content on Blogging Platform Operated by Google

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Manhattan Judge Dismisses Libel Claim Brought by Brooklyn Judge

Manhattan Judge Dismisses Libel Claim Brought by Brooklyn Judge

DWT Media Law January 31, 2013 Comments Off on Manhattan Judge Dismisses Libel Claim Brought by Brooklyn Judge

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A Court Appointed Conservator is a “Public Official” and Must Prove Actual Malice

A Court Appointed Conservator is a “Public Official” and Must Prove Actual Malice

DWT Media Law January 7, 2013 Comments Off on A Court Appointed Conservator is a “Public Official” and Must Prove Actual Malice

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When Journalists Tweet: Social Media Guidelines for News Organizations

When Journalists Tweet: Social Media Guidelines for News Organizations

DWT Media Law September 6, 2012 Comments Off on When Journalists Tweet: Social Media Guidelines for News Organizations

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Stolen Valor Act Ruled as Violation of First Amendment

Stolen Valor Act Ruled as Violation of First Amendment

DWT Media Law July 1, 2012 Comments Off on Stolen Valor Act Ruled as Violation of First Amendment

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Oregon Blogger Moves for New Trial to Reverse $2.5 Million Verdict

Oregon Blogger Moves for New Trial to Reverse $2.5 Million Verdict

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New York Court of Appeals Adopts Broad View of Section 230 Immunity

New York Court of Appeals Adopts Broad View of Section 230 Immunity

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on New York Court of Appeals Adopts Broad View of Section 230 Immunity

By James Rosenfeld In its first decision addressing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the New York Court of Appeals (New York’s highest court) has ruled that Section 230 bars tort claims against

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