Fair Report & Other Privileges
Gannett Wins Summary Judgment on Defamation by Hyperlink ClaimBrian C. Spahn
Sometimes a hyperlink is the last word in a defamation case.
Barron’s Wins Dismissal of Prominent Securities Lawyer’s Defamation ComplaintNatalie J. Spears and Gregory R. Naron
In a victory for investigative journalism emphasizing New York law’s strong protection for headlines, Judge Paul Engelmayer of the Southern District of New York dismissed with prejudice all claims against Dow Jones and veteran reporter Bill Alpert in a defamation lawsuit brought by a prominent securities lawyer arising from an online Barron’s magazine article.
Defamation Claims Brought by Art Fraudsters DismissedSigmund D. Schutz and Peter G. Callaghan
In a case mixing the sale of forged paintings and claims of defamation, a New Hampshire Superior Court recently ruled that reporting by several news organizations about an art forgery lawsuit is protected by the substantial truth doctrine and the fair report privilege.
Nevada Fair Report Privilege Does Not Apply to Citizen Complaints to Police, Absent Some Official Government ActionMara Gassmann
The Nevada Supreme Court reverses the district court’s dismissal of a defamation claim by billionaire, Republican activist, and casino magnate Steve Wynn against the Associated Press and its reporter.
President Trump Is a Libel Bully Again and It’s Worse: He’s Suing from the White HouseSusan E. Seager
Donald J. Trump the Libel Bully is back. But this time, rather than filing frivolous libel lawsuits against the press as a private citizen, Trump is filing meritless lawsuits against the press as president of the United States.