MLRC's executive director reflects on tthe recent SCOTUS leak, and a retraction demand sent by Jerry West to the producers of HBO's "Winning Time."
Los Angeles Jury Sides with Kardashian/Jenner Family in Lawsuit Brought by Reality-TV Personality Blac ChynaRochelle Wilcox and Sam Cate-Gumpert
The trial focused on two issues – whether it was substantially true that Chyna had assaulted Rob in December 2016, and whether the Defendants’ statements to the E! network were the proximate cause of its decision to not exercise its option for a second season.
The court viewed Trump’s statements as referring to all Asian-Americans with no specific reference to any member of the plaintiff organization that would support a group libel doctrine theory.
In May 2022, not surprisingly, given Washington’s pioneering role, Judge Thomas S. Zilly, a federal judge in Seattle, became the first judge to grant a UPEPA motion for expedited relief and dismissal under the state’s new anti-SLAPP law.
A recent decision from Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal has teed up for the state Supreme Court the issue of whether a trial court’s denial of an anti-SLAPP motion is immediately appealable.
Location, location, location. The real estate axiom has never been more relevant to defamation cases in light of the hodge-podge of state anti-SLAPP statutes, and federal courts’ interpretation of those laws.
The Court held that Section 230 “may provide immunity for someone who merely shares a link on Twitter” but “it does not immunize someone for making additional remarks that are allegedly defamatory.”
The Court found that Vape constituted a fair use of Grease. In addition, the Court rejected Defendants’ claim that Plaintiff had infringed on the Grease trademark in its use of the mark in the opening credits.
The court affirmed that Mic’s use of a composite screenshot from a New York Post article to report, criticize, and comment on the article, its subject, and the resulting backlash, was a fair use.
The United States Supreme Court recently clarified an often dispositive issue in First Amendment cases—whether a regulation is content based.
While this decision was an indelible win for government transparency, The Intercept’s ongoing, costly fight to access the records at issue should serve as a cautionary tale to news organizations considering bringing similar cases.
After the troubling death of 22-month-old Rashid Bryant, a coalition of media companies and access advocates sued DCF when the agency refused to release its case file on the toddler.
The bill creates a presumption that no court order may conceal information about a defective product or an environmental hazard that poses a danger to public health or public safety unless the court finds that the public interest in disclosure is clearly outweighed by a specific and substantial need for secrecy.
The decision joins the growing collection of case law rejecting First Amendment claims against social media companies for exercising control over the content that appears on their platforms.