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MediaLawLetter February 2020

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February Was the Worst Month for the First Amendment, But A Great Month for Journalism: Trump and Weinstein
George Freeman

Letter to a Young Media Lawyer
Deanna Shullman

LIBEL & PRIVACY

Ala.: Fair Report Privilege Applied to Reverse $250,000 Libel Verdict
Plaintiff Alleged “To Catch a Predator” Broadcast Falsely Labeled Him a “Sex Offender”
Dennis R. Bailey

Texas Appeals Court Confirms Substantial Truth Can Be Asserted as a Defense
Catherine Robb

E.D. Va.: Court Dismisses Virginia Lieutenant Governor’s Defamation Suit Against CBS
Emmy Parsons and Matthew E. Kelley

D.D.C.: $40 Million Libel Suit By “Teletherapy” Platform Talkspace Dismissed
No Personal Jurisdiction Based on Letters & Emails to D.C. 
Dori Hanswirth and Jesse Feitel

S.D.N.Y.: City Teacher Sues Media and City for Defamation, Learns Lesson About Fair Report Privilege and the First Amendment
Amanda Levine

ACCESS

D. Mass: Federal District Court Grants Partial Release of Historical Grand Jury Records
Jacob M. Schriner-Briggs

REPORTER’S PRIVILEGE

S.D.N.Y.: Fast Company Secures Denial of  Motion to Compel Disclosure of Journalist’s Confidential Source
Megan Daneshrad and Toby Butterfield

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Second Circuit Affirms Fair Use  Finding in Drake Sampling Case
Giselle M. Girones

FIRST AMENDMENT

State Courts Can’t Agree on Whether “Revenge Porn” Laws Violate the First Amendment
Erik Bierbauer and Michael Cort

 
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