On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, the United States Supreme Court denied review in Blankenship v. NBCUniversal, a lawsuit seeking to challenge the actual malice rule for defamation cases
Allan Kassenoff, former patent litigation shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, individually and as guardian of his minor children, along with his matrimonial attorney, sued social media influencer Robert Harvey in federal court on Tuesday over “a few clicks of his keyboard and a video upload to TikTok” that allegedly financially destroyed Kassenoff and harmed…
On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan denied former president Donald J. Trump's request for a new trial in the sexual abuse lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll.
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.
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.
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.