MediaLawLetter May 2019
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LIBEL & PRIVACY
Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawyer’s Libel Suit vs. New York Post
Fair Report Privilege Applies to Press Coverage of Public Custody Trial
Zappin v. NYP Holdings
N.Y. Sup.: Trial Court Grants Staten Island Advance’s Motion to Dismiss Libel by Implication Complaint
DiMauro v. Advance Publications, Inc., et al.
N.Y. Sup.: Court Dismisses Libel By Implication Claim Over Wall Street Journal Article
Court Rejects Market Survey Purporting to Show Meaning
Aboutaam v. Dow Jones & Co.
10th Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Sports Illustrated and Reporters in False Light Suit
Talley v. Time, Inc. d/b/a Sports Illustrated Magazine
Texas Supreme Court Dismisses Pharmacy’s Libel Claims Against The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Morning News, Inc. v. Hall
7th Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Defamation, False Light & Lanham Claims on Opinion Grounds
War of Experts Best Resolved By Rebuttal, Not Defamation Suit
Board of Forensic Document Examiners v. American Bar Association
California Supreme Court Limits Anti-SLAPP Protection
Adds “Contribution To The Public Conversation” Requirement Not Found In The Statute
Filmon.com, Inc. v. DoubleVerify, Inc.
S.D.N.Y.: Court Allows Glomar Response to FOIA Requests Regarding the President’s Allegations of Campaign Surveillance
Gizmodo Media Group, LLC v. Department of Justice