Depp Awarded $10M, Heard $2M In Split Libel Lawsuit Verdict

The verdicts bring an end to a televised trial that Depp had hoped would help restore his reputation, though it turned into a spectacle of a vicious marriage.

Judge: No ‘Speck’ Of Proof In Palin’s Libel Case Against NYT

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff made the assertion in a written decision as he rejected post-trial claims from Palin’s lawyers against the newspaper.

Judge Dismisses Sarah Palin’s Libel Lawsuit Against NYT

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff made the ruling with a jury still deliberating at a New York City trial where the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate testified last week. The judge said Palin had failed to show that The Times had acted out of malice, something required in libel lawsuits involving public figures.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Palin’s Legacy May Be Her Lawsuit Against The NYT

Sarah Palin once seemed headed to a seat of power. On Thursday, she testified in a trial that could prove more consequential.

Palin’s Positive COVID Tests Delay Libel Trial Against NY Times

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of the start of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times The former Alaska governor’s positive test was announced in court just as jury selection was set to begin at a federal courthouse in New […]

Reality Star Todd Chrisley Sued For Libel By Former Ga. Tax Department Employee

CNN Can’t Dodge Alan Dershowitz Libel Suit

The famed attorney alleges that the cable news network provided misleading coverage of his arguments during the Donald Trump impeachment trial.

CNN Faces Project Veritas Lawsuit For Comments About Twitter Suspension

A months-long war of words between CNN and Project Veritas has escalated into an actual libel suit. On Tuesday, James O’Keefe’s operation filed a complaint in Georgia after a CNN anchor discussed Twitter’s suspension of Project Veritas and attempted to explain that “this is part of a much broader crackdown … by social media giants on accounts that are promoting misinformation.”

COMMENTARY BY MARGARET SULLIVAN

Lawsuits Against Fox News Could End Up Being Bad News For Other Media

If defamation suits, even valid ones, are successful, long-standing First Amendment protections could be weakened; aggrieved subjects of news stories, especially those with deep pockets, may be encouraged to go after media companies of all kinds, not just hyperpartisan ones. And long, expensive court battles could put them out of business.

WTVR, Reporter Hit With Libel Suit Over Prison Scandal Coverage

Libel Defendants On Massive Win Streak In NY

Don’t look now, but in the past few weeks, libel lawsuits are failing left and right in New York state. On Tuesday alone, the New York Times beat Donald Trump while the New York Post prevailed over a bad photo choice. The former suit got most of the attention, but it’s the latter that provides the best example why the world’s media capital is suddenly more hospitable — at least, legally — for media companies.

Showtime’s Libel In Fiction Win Upheld By Appeals Court

Netflix Beats ‘Laundromat’ Libel Claims

Netflix has scored a First Amendment victory against a law firm that advises the rich and powerful throughout the world. On Wednesday, a California federal judge granted the streamer’s motion to dismiss libels claims made by the law firm of Mossack Fonseca over The Laundromat.

Judge Dismisses Trump Libel Suit Against CNN

The suit fails because Trump hasn’t shown actual malice on the part of an author who wrote that Trump’s campaign was soliciting Russia’s help in 2020.

Fox News Wins Lawsuit Over Tucker Carlson’s ‘Extortion’ Analogy

Trump Campaign Sues WaPo For Libel

The lawsuit concerns two opinion articles that tied the 2016 Trump election campaign to Russia. A week ago, the campaign filed a similar action against The New York Times.

 

Trump Campaign Files Libel Suit Against NYT

Three News Orgs Beat Joe Arpaio Libel Lawsuit

CNN, HuffPost and Rolling Stone incorrectly said Joe Arpaio was an ex-felon, but U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth won’t fault Chris Cuomo’s “mistake in legal nomenclature” and rejects the controversial sheriff’s bid to establish actual malice from “leftist” bias.

Libel Case Against CNN Can Go Forward

Breitbart Plans Suit Against ‘Major Media Co.’

Breitbart News is preparing a lawsuit against a “major media company” over claims that it is a white nationalist website, it said today in an exclusive statement to The Hill. It said it objects to a “baseless and defamatory claim that Breitbart News is a ‘white nationalist website.’ ”

Kim Kardashian West Sues Online Media Outlet

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West sued an online media outlet for libel Tuesday, saying she was wrongly portrayed as a liar and thief after she was attacked in Paris. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court seeks unspecified damages from MediaTakeOut.com. It said Kardashian West, traumatized by the Oct. 3 armed robbery, was victimized […]

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor For Libel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O’Connor over a Facebook post in which the singer accused him of furnishing Prince with drugs. The comedian’s libel lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court calls O’Connor’s accusations fabricated lies. The lawsuit states O’Connor, who scored a hit in 1990 with her rendition of […]