Donald Trump has opened himself up to further defamation suits after repeating his allegations on May 9 against advice columnist E. Jean Carroll during a televised town hall, just one day after a jury in the Southern District of New York found him liable for sexual assault and defamation of Carroll in a verdict which has impacted the previous 2019 case, with Carroll's lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, proposing to amend the original complaint in light of both the new Trump statement and the jury’s finding that Trump’s allegations are defamatory because he did sexually assault her.
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Dominion Voting Systems settled its defamation lawsuit against Fox News for $787.5 million after allegations the network had lied about fraud in the 2020 election, in a resolution that was likely influenced by the dozens of reporters present at the courthouse, while Smartmatic's $2.7 billion case continues.
Former US President Donald Trump's legal team are demanding a delay in a defamation case against him brought by advice columnist E. Jean Carroll until the "recent surge in media coverage" subsides, after appearing in court in relation to charges making false statements about finances.
The article discusses an amicus brief in favor of rejecting pseudonymity of litigants in cases of sexual assault allegations, as pseudonymous litigation undermines the public's right of access to judicial proceedings, as parties' identities must be disclosed to further openness of judicial proceedings and allows public access of monitoring the judicial process.
Twitter has reportedly sent a legal notice to laid-off employees warning them of a non-disparagement clause in their separation agreements which applies to them whether they signed the agreement or not, going against the recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board, and despite Elon Musk's claims of being a proponent of free speech, it appears that he has a horrible track record regarding punishing his own employees for their speech, including using widely broad NDAs to silence them.
Former US President Donald Trump has been indicted with 34 felony charges by the Manhattan office for conspiring to falsify business records in repeated violations of campaign election and tax laws with additional criminal indictments possibly coming to courts in Georgia, Washington, D.C., and other places, with legal cases which could bring Trump down in the minds of the American people being a civil one scheduled for trial on April 25, 2023 in response to two lawsuits filed by E. Jean Carroll who had accused Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s.
A New York Civil Court judge has rejected a defamation suit filed by a former escort who alleged that the Daily Mail defamed her by describing her as a prostitute in articles involving former Governor Eliot Spitzer, based on the sheer breadth of her online presence combined with corroboration from multiple media sources and her own statements.
The article discusses the potential for AI programs to produce defamatory content, as their convincing and believable output can lead to overreliance on them by users, even if the program includes a disclaimer that there's a significant risk of error.
The plaintiff, who had been convicted of a misdemeanor charge in relation to a West Virginia coal mine disaster, alleges that Donald Trump Jr. acted with actual malice by referring to him as a "felon" in a tweet.
The article discusses the potential liability for AI companies if their output contains false and defamatory statements, with the author arguing that negligence claims can be brought against these companies if they fail to take reasonable steps to minimize the risk of error in their software.
Disclaimers included by AI companies that stress the risk of error in their output do not necessarily preclude them from potentially being held liable for any libel that may result from their output, according to numerous libel doctrines that reflect how defamation law treats false assertions.
Fox News has filed a motion to seal parts of the employment discrimination case brought against them by Abby Grossberg, including allegations around the conduct of lawyers preparing Grossberg for deposition and increasing the potential for legal consequences.
A judge has granted partial summary judgement in a defamation case, relating to Channel One Russia's claims in four television shows that associate Alex Goldfarb murdered Alexander Litvinenko and his own wife, but dismissed allegations that he was a CIA operative and concluded that the question of whether Channel One acted with actual malice must be resolved at trial.
Joseph Tacopina, Donald Trump's new lawyer, who represents him in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case, as well as the possibility of indictment for Stormy Daniel's hush money payment, has been making increasingly manic appearances to insist that his client wasn't lying despite having admitted an attorney-client relationship with her, while also trashing the claims he is now making on Trump's behalf on new tapes that have surfaced.
A legal precedent set by New York Times v. Sullivan has been the target of conservatives who seek to challenge its requirements for proving defamation, with both CNN and Fox News, benefiting from the precedent in their respective lawsuits.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in Olthaus v. Niesen that the defendant's social media post calling a police officer a "white supremacist" and accusing him of flashing a "white power" hand signal was considered opinion and therefore protected speech under the First Amendment.
Internal messages and depositions revealed that anchors and executives at Fox News scapegoated employees, including Chris Stirewalt's boss, for delivering news that President Trump did not want to hear following the general election, all while seeking to mollify angry Trump supporters by sowing disbelief in the presidential election's results, thus illustrating the self-constructed predicament that Fox News, the Republican Party, and American conservatism all find themselves in at the beginning of the 2024 presidential cycle.
Dominion Voting Systems has filed a defamation lawsuit against Fox News, which accused Fox of misleading public opinion by not intervening in the fraudulent allegations made by President Trump's legal representatives regarding Dominion's role in the 2020 presidential election, and that Fox's on-air presenters gave credence to these claims despite being skeptical, however, Fox claims that their hosts never made factual assertions but gave summaries of unsubstantiated allegations.
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Defamation law is the area of law that deals with harm caused to a person's reputation due to false and damaging statements made about them. It encompasses both civil and criminal law proceedings. Defamation is categorized as either slander for spoken/verbal statements, or libel for written or published statements. In order for a statement to be considered defamatory, it must be proven that it is false, harmful to the person's reputation, and made with a level of fault or negligence. Remedies for defamation can include monetary damages, injunctions, and retractions.
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