Court Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Over Holocaust ComplicityDamon Dunn and Seth Stern
A judge dismissed defamation and false light invasion of privacy claims filed by three ethnic Poles who alleged that a Chicago Sun-Times opinion columnist ascribed “felonies under the laws of Illinois and Poland” to the “Plaintiffs and/or their families and Poles in general” when it referred to “widespread collaboration” in the killing of Jews during WWII.
Baltimore Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Public Official Media Defamation TrialChad R. Bowman, Maxwell S. Mishkin, and Emmy Parsons
A Baltimore jury returned a defense verdict at the end of a two-week, in-person trial against Sinclair Broadcast Group and its investigative reporter Chris Papst, in a media defamation and false light invasion of privacy case over a series of broadcast news reports.
Connecticut Court Upholds Fair Report Privilege and Anti-SLAPP LawWilliam S. Fish, Jr. and Alexa Millinger
Two recent Connecticut Appellate Court decisions based on The Hartford Courant’s reporting on a local lawyer’s professional sanctions affirmed the strength of the fair report privilege as a defense to a defamation claim under Connecticut law and also represented the first appellate case decided under the state’s relatively new Anti-SLAPP law.