On May 9, 2023, a civil jury in New York returned a verdict finding that former president Donald J. Trump sexually assaulted and defamed writer E. Jean Carroll. The jury awarded Carroll $5 million in damages.
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Jury Finds Former President Donald J. Trump Sexually Assaulted E. Jean Carroll
Posted in: Defamation, Sexual Harassment
Tagged: defamation, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, E. Jean Carroll, Sexual Assault, Trump
Jury Rules Against Sarah Palin in Defamation Lawsuit
On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, jurors returned a unanimous verdict of not-liable in Sarah Palin v. The New York Times Company and James Bennet. Palin, the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate, alleged that The New York Times defamed her in a June 2017 editorial.
Posted in: Defamation
Tagged: defamation, Libel, Sarah Palin, The New York Times
7th Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Lawyer’s Lawsuit Over Negative Online Reviews
On Friday, January 28, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a district court's ruling dismissing a lawyer's lawsuit concerning negative online reviews. The appeals court ruled that the negative reviews were expressions of opinion that could not support a libel claim.
Posted in: Appeals, Defamation
Tagged: defamation, Libel, Reviews
Netflix Faces Defamation Lawsuit Over Central Park Five Series
Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein may sue Netflix for defamation over its portrayal of her in its 2019 series about the case.
Posted in: Defamation, Personal Injury Law, US Courts
Tagged: Central Park Five, defamation, Netflix, New York