MLRC is a non-profit membership association for members of the media and their defense lawyers. We provide a wide range of resources on media law and policy issues.
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A practical checklist for attorneys to use when a client seeks advice about potential criminal or civil liability arising out of accessing and/or publishing information where the source (a) was not legally authorized to obtain and/or disclose the information to the press, and (b) insists on being promised confidentiality as a condition for providing the…
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Dan Novack, Clay Calvert and others on rhetorical hyperbole as a defamation defense.
8th Circuit ruling in Devin Nunes defamation suit v. Ryan Lizza; Illinois Court Upholds Summary Judgment in Favor of Crain’s Chicago Business Against Attention-Seeking Tech CEO; Landmark Defamation Decision in Australia Says You Are Liable for the Content Section; VA Conference Wrap-Up and Tributes to Kurt Wimmer and Lee Levine; and more.
Ninth Circuit Affirms First Amendment Protection for Rachel Maddow; The Most Bizarre Lawsuit(s) Involving ‘The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge’ Gets Dismissed; The ‘Embed’ Saga Continues: Another Court Rejects ‘Server Test’ With More Decisions Looming; Ten Questions for Harry Melkonian and much more.