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September 2018

MediaLawLetter August 2018


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From the Executive Director’s Desk: Trump v. the Media: We Must Push Back

Ten Questions to a Media Lawyer: Bob Latham, Jackson Walker


Cal.: Hassell v. Yelp: California Supreme Court Affirms Broad Section 230 Immunity
Hassell v. Bird


Florida Supreme Court Declines Review of Order Releasing Parkland Surveillance Videos
School Bd. of Broward Cty. v. Cable News Network; State Attorney’s Office v. Cable News Network


D.C. Superior Court Granted Anti-SLAPP Special Motion to Dismiss Suit Arising From “Trump Dossier”
Khan v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd.

S.D.W. Va.: Federal Court Dispenses With Pharmacist’s Defamation Case Against CBS
Ballengee v. CBS Broadcasting Inc.

Mich. Cir.: Summary Disposition Granted for Detroit News Station in Defamation Suit by Local Businessman
Shumake v. Wolchek

Nev. Dist.: Court Grants Anti-SLAPP Motion by the Associated Press on Fair Report Grounds
Wynn v. The Associated Press

Va. Cir.: Court Dismisses Right-Of-Publicity Claim Involving Oscar and Emmy Nominated Documentary Film
Barber v. Kartemquin Films Ltd.

S.D. Fla.: Florida Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit by Former Major League Baseball Player Against AP, ESPN, and USA Today
Claim Time Barred Under NY Law; Article Substantially Correct; A Fair Report
Nix. v. ESPN et al.


The “Weaponization” of Freedom of Speech
Does NIFLA v. Becerra Demonstrate a Flaw in the First Amendment, or Just a Flaw in its Application?