Zimmerman Lawyer To Push NBC Lawsuit

The not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial will enable the neighborhood-watch volunteer to resume his case against NBC News for the mis-editing of his widely distributed call to police. Back in December, Zimmerman sued NBC Universal Media for defamation over the botched editing, which depicted him as a hardened racial profiler.

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Police Officer Sues WTMJ Over Promo

A Milwaukee police officer is suing the Milwaukee NBC affiliate and parent Journal Broadcast Group, saying WTMJ promoted and aired a story that put him in a bad light even though the station knew he had done nothing wrong.

DMA 23 (PITTSBURGH)

Woman Sues WTAE Over Photo Misuse

A woman whose photo was mistakenly used in a WTAE newscast is suing the Pittsburgh ABC affiliate.

Ariel Winter’s Mom Sues Actor For Defamation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of “Modern Family” actress Ariel Winter sued an associate of her adult daughter for defamation Monday, claiming he falsely labeled her an “abusive monster” in an online comment about an ongoing custody struggle for the teenage star. Chrisoula Workman filed the defamation and false light lawsuit against Matthew Borlenghi, […]

DMA 20 (SACRAMENTO, CA)

CA Congessman Sues Stations Over Spot

Angry over what he calls a misleading political ad, Rep. Jeff Denham (R) filed a defamation suit against Sacramento television stations and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The unusual campaign-season libel suit came after Democrats and the TV stations declined to pull a 30-second spot.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

WFLD Loses Attempt To Dismiss Lawsuit

An Illinois appeals court has rejected an attempt by Fox Television Stations to escape a $28 million lawsuit alleging defamation, false light, infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy by intrusion against its Chicago O&O.

ABC News Sued Over ‘Pink Slime’ Reports

Beef Products Inc. is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for what it claims are roughly 200 “false and misleading and defamatory” statements about the product officially known as lean, finely textured beef.

CBS Wins ‘Bold & Beautiful’ Defamation Suit

Carlos Pelz sued the long-running show after superiors said in a performance memo that he produced poor-quality work.

DMA 29 (NASHVILLE)

New Wrinkle In WTVF Defamation Decision

Reporter Phil Williams did not defame Judge Daniel Eisenstein in two reports looking into the General Sessions judge. But in one broadcast, he may have cast the judge in a “false light” by suggesting he lied to the U.S. Department of Justice. Those conclusions, issued recently by the Tennessee Court of Appeals, could send one or more of Eisenstein’s claims back to trial. Both sides will likely appeal the case to the state Supreme Court within the next two months.

Barbara Walters Wins Defamation Lawsuit

Keith Olbermann Sued By Video Blogger

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL)

KSTP Hit With $1 Million Defamation Verdict

A jury has awarded a holistic healer from Hudson, Wis., $1 million in compensatory damages from Hubbard Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate KSTP Minneapolis for a March 2009 story it aired about her treatment of a patient. The jury’s award is believed to be the largest verdict ever in a Minnesota defamation lawsuit.

DMA 106

WCTV Tallahassee Being Sued Over News Report

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC Sued For Defamation