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November 2016

MediaLawLetter October 2016


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From the Executive Director’s Desk
MLRC Publishes Controversial Trump Litigation Analysis: ABA’s Censorship an Object Lesson in Need for Anti-SLAPP Legislation

Donald J. Trump Is A Libel Bully, But Also A Libel Loser


D.N.H.: “Ballot Selfies:” Photo Ops in the Granite State
Rideout v. Gardner


Third Circuit’s ‘Bridgegate’ Decision Undermines First Amendment Right to Bill of Particulars
Court Refuses to Release List of Unindicted Co-Conspirators
North Jersey Media Group Inc. v. United States


N.Y. Sup.: Court Quashes Subpoenas for Newsgathering Materials
Request for Unaired Footage is not “Critical or Necessary”
People v. Graswald


N.C. Super.: Jury Hits News & Observer With $9M Verdict in Public Official Libel Case
Newspaper Stands By Accuracy of Investigative Articles
Desmond v. News & Observer Pub. Co.

N.Y. Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Complaint By Strip Club “Managers” on “Of and Concerning” Grounds
Three Amigos SJL Rest., Inc., et al. v. CBS News Inc., et al.

N.J. Super.: Single Publication Rule Applies to Edited Internet Articles
Immaterial and Unsubstantial Edits Do Not Retrigger Statute of Limitations
Petro-Lubricant Testing Labs. v. Adelman

N.D. Ill.: Judge: Newspaper can be Liable for Printing Records Provided by Government
Driver’s Privacy Protection Act Applied to News Article
Dahlstrom v. Sun-Times Media, LLC


CJEU: Magazine That Linked to Infringing Photo Can Be Liable
Hyperlinking at One’s Own Risk
GS Media BV v. Sanoma Media Netherlands BV


Federal Trade Commission Poised to Hold Brands and Influencers Responsible for Improper Native Advertising