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On November 19, 2014, Rolling Stone magazine published an article titled “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA” that detailed the story of a University of Virginia freshmen named “Jackie,” who endured a horrific gang-rape at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house during a date function. It was alleged [...]

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On July 29, 2015, actor James Woods, care of his attorney Michael Weinsten (Lavely & Singer), filed a complaint in the Superior Court of California for Los Angeles County for defamation and false light invasion privacy against Twitter user “Abe List” and multiple other Doe defendants who, the complaint alleges, “may be held [...]

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It’s a question of such philosophical magnitude that only Kramer could have asked it: is there anything wrong with saying, “not that there’s anything wrong with that?”

According to Kenny Kramer, the inspiration for Seinfeld’s famous Cosmo Kramer, the answer is “yes.” So much so, that he launched a $1 million defamation [...]

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Netflix and Amazon seem to be in a little bit of trouble.  Jerry Kowal, the former director of content at Netflix, has sued both companies based on a number of allegations, including defamation, [...]

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Anonymous Yelp-ers Face a New Challenge

On January 20, 2014 By Torrey Samson

Since Yelp launched in 2004, thousands of unhappy customers have aired their grievances there anonymously. However, Hadeed Carpet Cleaning of Alexandria, Virginia pushed back, bringing a defamation suit against several of its negative reviewers and claiming that their Yelp submissions were completely fabricated. The company is arguing the reviewers were not actual customers, and has [...]

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Butt-Chugging Lawsuit?

On October 10, 2012 By Cal Albritton

By now, many of you young readers have heard about the incident at the University of Tennessee where a member of the University’s Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) chapter was accused of “butt-chugging.” And for those of you who don’t know, you probably already have a suspicion of what this is. If you’re squeamish, you may [...]

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Bernard Berrian Will Sue Your Puppy

On November 12, 2011 By Shane Valenzi

Bernard Berrian has had a rough month.

In early October, the much-maligned NFL receiver was forced to apologize after telling a double-amputee Iraq war veteran (who also happened to be a state congressman) who criticized him on Twitter to “sit down n shut up!!”  Recognizing a situation that was ripe for comedy, sports [...]

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If you’re a Caddyshack fan, you have to see the recent documentary on its making, Caddyshack: The Inside Story, on A&E. Through in-depth interviews with seemingly every member of the cast and crew, it reveals fascinating details from behind the scenes on the set. For example, in the original script, Bill Murray’s character, [...]

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Courtney Love has been in the news again recently, this time as the defendant in a defamation suit. The rocker has just settled for the impressive sum of $430,000. The forum for her defamation? Twitter.

The suit was filed by fashion designer Dawm Simorangkir, otherwise known as the “Boudior Queen,” after Ms. Love [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 7, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Courtney Love pays out big bucks to settle Twitter defamation case.

Warner Brothers hires big-time lawyers in dispute with Charlie Sheen.

LimeWire has documents to show record industry the benefits of file-sharing.

Prince has become purple pain for Manhattan law firm claiming [...]

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