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Sydney Powell's defense in the $1.3 billion Dominion lawsuit may be used against her in Michigan sanctions effort

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Michigan's attorney general said Powell made "stunning admissions" in the Dominion lawsuit. The state said those admissions should be further reason to sanction Powell. Powell and others are facing defamation lawsuits for claims made about 2020 election fraud. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sidney Powell's defense in the $1.3 billion Dominion Voting Syste...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Wisconsin, Michigan, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Defamation, Forbes, Trump, Sidney Powell, Powell, Dominion, Dana Nessel, Nessel

Barstool Sports Survives Saying Michael Rapaport Had Herpes In This Incredible Federal Opinion

The specific language used to shield the defendants could be important for future litigants involved in allegations of defamation arising from blogs, podcasts, and social media.
Tags: Law, Defamation, Herpes, Michael Rapaport, Darren Heitner, Barstool Sports

Singapore Prime Minister Wins Landmark Defamation Case About Facebook Link

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is to receive S$133,000 ($99,000) in damages and aggravated damages from a Facebook user who linked to an article judged to be defamatory and originally published from overseas. The verdict against Leong Sze Hian was announced in writing on Wednesday by Justice Aedit Abdullah. Submissions were heard by the […]
Tags: Facebook, Asia, News, Singapore, Global, Defamation, Lee Hsien Loong, Infocomm Media Development Authority, Leong Sze Hian, Justice Aedit Abdullah Submissions

Social Media Posts Alleging Racism Not Defamatory

By Lewis Waring, Paralegal and Student-at-Law, Editor, First Reference Inc. In Sole Cleaning Inc v Chu (“Chu”), an individual’s disparaging social media statements about her former employer were found not to be defamatory. Chu illustrates the way the legal system may from time to time, respond to digitally published statements that disparage an organization that may indeed have negative effects on that organization’s business. In short, Ontario law may allow individual disparaging comments abou...
Tags: Law, Toronto, Social Media, Racism, Employment law, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Free Speech, Defamation, Ontario, Dismissal, Black Lives Matter Movement, Chu, Superior Court of Justice, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Case Comment

After Giuliani boasted of being elated about getting sued by Dominion for $1.3 billion, he spent a week dodging process server

Trump's spurned lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, spent a week dodging process servers attempting to hand him paperwork for a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit filed against him by Dominion Voting Systems. From National Memo: "After not responding to requests to waive service, Mr. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Lawsuits, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Defamation, Trump, Dominion, Dominion Voting Systems

HuffPost protected by Section 230 in Carter Page defamation suit

Carter Page sued the publisher of the HuffPost over some 2016 articles about the Russia collusion hoax that Page claimed were defamatory. These articles were written by “contributors” to the HuffPost, who, according to the court, “control their own work and post freely to the site”. The court threw out the defamation claims concerning these articles, in part because it found that HuffPost was immune from suit thanks to Section 230. The court determined that HuffPost was not the “information con...
Tags: Law, Russia, Defamation, Page, HuffPost, Evan Brown, Section 230, Collusion, Carter Page, Oath Inc

High court gives Australian mining company a big SLAP(P)

The judge ruled that corporations should not be allowed to use the legal system against citizens and activists The post High court gives Australian mining company a big SLAP(P) appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Silence, Free Speech, Environmental Activism, Defamation, Slapp, Western Cape High Court, John Clarke, Top Six, Xolobeni, Mzamo Dlamini, Mineral Commodities, Intimidate, Tracey Davies, South Africa (country, Patricia Goliath

"The public had a right to know, and Fox had a right to cover, that the president and his allies were accusing Smartmatic (and others) of manipulating the election results, regardless of the ultimate truth or accuracy of those allegations."

From the motion described in f election fraud promoted by President Donald Trump’s legal team on Fox News and Fox Business" (NYT). “It’s a strong move on their part to try to come out and dismiss the claim,” said Timothy Zick, a professor at William & Mary Law School who specializes in First Amendment law.  Mr. Zick said that Fox was making use of the concept of “neutral reportage,” arguing that it could not be sued for defamation while covering the news. “They’re arguing that shields Fox News...
Tags: Voting, Law, Fox, Fox News, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Defamation, Ann Althouse, Zick, Smartmatic, William Mary Law School, Timothy Zick, Fox Business NYT

"We have to be very cautious in our celebration of these lawsuits, because the history of defamation is certainly one in which people in power try to slap down critics."

Said Yochai Benkler, "a professor at Harvard Law School who studies disinformation and radicalization in American politics," quoted in (NYT).  “The competitive dynamic in the right-wing outrage industry has forced them all over the rails,” Mr. Benkler said. “This is the first set of lawsuits that’s actually going to force them to internalize the cost of the damages they’re inflicting on democracy.”  Mr. Benkler called the Smartmatic suit “a useful corrective” — “it’s a tap on the brakes” —...
Tags: New York, Voting, Law, Australia, Wikipedia, Free Speech, Defamation, Harvard Law School, Yochai Benkler, Ann Althouse, Litigiousness, Smartmatic, Garbus, Martin Garbus, Benkler

Rudy Giuliani Sued By Dominion Voting Systems For Aggravated Libelslander

Nice of Rudy to post all the evidence on YouTube!
Tags: Law, Government, Rudy, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Defamation, Dominion, Election Law

Experts say the Trump allies and right-wing media outlets facing defamation lawsuits from the voting-technology company Dominion could be on the hook for huge sums if they lose

Sidney Powell and President Donald Trump. Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems — an election-technology company implicated in false conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election — filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Sidney Powell, an architect of the conspiracy theories, on Friday. Attorneys for Dominion and Smartmatic, another election-technology company, have warned of lawsuits against President Donald Trump, Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News. Legal experts told Insider...
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Dominion is going after Trump allies and right-wing media over election conspiracy theories. Experts say the voting technology company's defamation lawsuits could be devastating if they win.

Sidney Powell and President Donald Trump. Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems — an election technology company implicated in false conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election — filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Sidney Powell, an architect of the conspiracy theories, on Friday. Attorneys for Dominion and Smartmatic, another election technology company, have warned of potential lawsuits against President Donald Trump, Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News. Legal experts to...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, Washington Dc, New York Times

From Suing Fake Cows To The Medal Of Honor: The Devin Nunes Story

For vexatious litigation in the face of hurt feelings, allow us to bestow upon you...
Tags: Law, Government, Defamation, Devin Nunes

Is it defamation to accuse someone of sending a bogus DMCA takedown notice?

Esports aren’t only about 21st century video games. Apparently there is a relatively robust community of Tecmo Bowl enthusiasts who – though the game is three decades old – gets together to compete in tournaments. A couple of members of that community got into it with one another online, and the spat spawned some fierce litigation. That scuffle raised the question of whether accusing someone of sending a bogus DMCA takedown notice is defamatory. The online scuffle Plaintiff was up...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Law, Copyright, Chicago, Dmca, Esports, Defamation, Perjury, Hawkins, Tecmo, Evan Brown, Knobbe, Court of Appeals of Texas

Mysterious Computer Shop Owner Sues Twitter for Defamation Over Hunter Biden Story

Back in October, Twitter temporarily blocked a New York Post story that was reportedly based on materials taken from a laptop owned by Hunter Biden. The story’s dubious sourcing and suspicious timing led to widespread skepticism, and Twitter decided to temporarily ban links to the story under its policy against…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, New York Post, Lawsuit, Science, Defamation, Content Moderation, Hunter Biden, John Paul Mac Isaac, Computer Shop

OANN is doubling down on election conspiracy theories after Dominion threatened the network with a defamation lawsuit

Dominion Voting Systems has threatened to sue OAN, Newsmax, and Fox News for defamation. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems sent letters to the One America News Network threatening to sue for defamation, accusing the network of spreading unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about the election-technology company. OAN responded with letters of its own, asking Dominion to preserve certain documents concerning the election in order to help the network make its case if it ends up ...
Tags: Politics, California, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Venezuela, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Defamation, Trump, Sean Hannity, Sidney Powell, NewsMax, George Soros, Hugo Chavez

K.Michelle Suing Maino for Saying Her Coochie Stank

K. Michelle is sick of Maino telling the world her cat stinks and is suing him over it. During a recent Clubhouse chat Michelle hosted titled “Maino is from 63rd and he beats women,” the songstress expressed her frustration at the Brooklyn rapper for spreading rumors that she has a foul odor down under. Maino Talks About How K Michelle Kitty Smells. #maino #kmichelle #thoughts #juicyteauncensored — Juicy Tea Uncensored (@TeaUncensored) December 14, 2020 At some poi...
Tags: Celebs, Brooklyn, Lawsuits, Pop Culture, Jazz, Defamation, Michelle, Maino, K. Michelle, Michelle Suing Maino, Michelle Kitty, Michelle Maino

Kerala officially withdraws ordinance that criminalised online defamation

In the face of widespread criticism, the Kerala government has officially withdrawn the ordinance that had sought to decriminalise online defamation. The government on Wednesday in the state Gazette that the Kerala Police (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 has been withdrawn. The actual decision to withdraw was made by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday. Passed on Saturday, the ordinance criminalised defamation online, with jail time and/or fines for offenders who publish or disseminate such c...
Tags: Travel, News, BJP, Defamation, Kerala, Online Abuse, UDF, Pinarayi Vijayan, Cyber Stalking, Kerala High Court, BJP State, K Surendran, Revolutionary Social Party

Delhi HC directs Twitter user to take down defamatory tweets against India Today Group

The Delhi High Court last week directed conservative Twitter influencer Sumeet Thakkar to take down allegedly defamatory tweets made against India Today’s parent company, its top management, and employees. In an earlier hearing in May, the court had held that a few tweets made by Thakkar against India Today and its employees could be extremely damaging to their reputation and also cause personal injury to them and their family members. LiveLaw first reported this. The order, passed on November 1...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, India, Delhi, Defamation, Delhi High Court, Maharashtra, Chakraborty, India Today, Uddhav Thackeray, Aditya Thackeray, Sardesai, Times Group, Rajdeep Sardesai, Thakkar

Facebook loses final appeal in defamation takedown case, must remove same and similar hate posts globally

Austria’s Supreme Court has dismissed Facebook’s appeal in a long running speech takedown case — ruling it must remove references to defamatory comments made about a local politician worldwide for as long as the injunction lasts. The Austrian Supreme Court has now delivered its final judgment in the #Glawischnig-Piesczek case. #Facebook has to remove the defamatory comment and any comments that are identical or equivalent in meaning worldwide.
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