1419 ABA Journal Media & Communications Law articles.
An appeals court in California has tossed a suit filed against the San Francisco Chronicle by a now-disbarred lawyer
who claimed the newspaper defamed him partly by putting a “crime” header caption on a story about his ethics case.
Jul 2, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
A Maryland man who was a losing pro se plaintiff in a defamation suit against the Capital Gazette newspaper chain has been charged with five counts of murder in the Thursday shooting deaths of five newsroom employees. Jarrod Ramos of Laurel is accused of firing a shotgun through the doors of the newsroom and opening fire, killing two editors, a reporter, a community correspondent and a sales assistant, report the Washington Post and the Capital Gazette in stories here and here.
Jun 29, 2018 9:03 AM CDT
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has approved AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner after concluding that the U.S. Justice Department did not prove that the $85.4 billion deal would harm consumers.
Jun 12, 2018 4:39 PM CDT
Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit have expanded the scope of
their action, alleging that Facebook and other major employers violated federal and state anti-age bias laws by excluding older job seekers from seeing online employment ads.
May 31, 2018 5:04 PM CDT
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled the First Amendment bars President Donald Trump from blocking people from his Twitter account because of their political views.
May 23, 2018 1:09 PM CDT
Police communications can be monitored on scanners purchased from electronics stores and apps that broadcast police communications from across the country.
Some listeners are criminals or police enthusiasts who race…
May 18, 2018 1:15 PM CDT
After 14 years of pleas, the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 made a rule capping rates for in-state prison phone calls. But the affected telecommunications companies sued—and in June 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed them a victory. The court said the FCC overstepped its statutory authority when it regulated in-state calls, and that the way it set the rates was “hard to fathom.”
May 1, 2018 1:40 AM CDT
A former Playboy model reached a settlement with the publisher of the National Enquirer on Wednesday allowing her to go public with allegations of an affair in 2006 with President…
Apr 19, 2018 1:09 PM CDT
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has withdrawn defamation lawsuits against the company that created the Russia dossier and the website that published it.
Cohen’s lawyer, David Schwartz, said…
Apr 19, 2018 11:55 AM CDT
The “right to be forgotten” notched a win in the High Court of England and Wales, requiring Google to delist references to a businessman’s criminal history.
Apr 16, 2018 8:00 AM CDT
A former law student in California has obtained a $6.45 million default judgment against a former boyfriend accused of posting her intimate photos after their breakup.
Apr 11, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
The parents of a murdered staffer for the Democratic National Committee have filed a suit against Fox News that claims a false story about their son intentionally exploited their tragedy and caused them significant emotional distress.
Mar 15, 2018 8:15 AM CDT
Lawyers should be mindful of the duty of confidentiality when they engage in public commentary, including blogging and other online postings, according to an ethics opinion from the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
Mar 6, 2018 10:28 AM CST
A state court judge has decided to dismiss a defamation suit filed against John Oliver over a satirical segment on the cable television program Last Week Tonight that criticized a…
Feb 26, 2018 2:55 PM CST
In a personal injury lawsuit involving a horse riding accident, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that Facebook photos the plaintiff set as private are discoverable.
Feb 14, 2018 11:16 AM CST
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