Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
An individual formed a nonprofit public benefit corporation, Xi'an Jiaotung University Alumni Association of Norther California by filing articles of incorporation with the California Secretary of State.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
This week, the Ninth Circuit addresses the First Amendment "limited-purpose public figure" doctrine in the context of a charitable organization's fundraising activities.
A Michigan State Court recently dismissed claims against Euclid Media Group, the parent company to several media properties, including Deadline Detroit, Inc. ("Deadline"), ...
Collins Einhorn Farrell
In Redmond Funeral Home v Heller, __ Mich App __; __ NW2d ___ (2020) (Docket No. 347505), the Michigan Court of Appeals considered whether statements made by Theresa Heller...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
A Superior Court in Massachusetts has allowed an aesthetician's lawsuit to proceed against her former employer after it sought to enforce her allegedly void restrictive covenant.
On June 3, 2022, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an Arizona district court erred in dismissing a defamation suit for lack of personal jurisdiction.
In this appeal, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed and remanded the District Court for the Northern District of Ohio's decision, finding the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Mark Walker's article, "Reputational Torts and the Texas Anti-SLAPP Law.
Freeman Mathis & Gary
In today's world, we have innumerable options to communicate and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have become, for many, a large part of our lives.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
This week, the Ninth Circuit clarifies personal jurisdiction doctrine in the context of a defamation suit between a nonresident plaintiff and out-of-state defendants.
Holland & Knight
In the wake of the recent six-week-long trial and defamation verdict in favor of Johnny Depp in Virginia's Fairfax County Circuit Court, many are asking what led to this outcome.
Negative online reviews for medical procedures can sting. But suing a disgruntled patient for defamation can add insult to injury, as a recent appeals court decision makes clear.
Ford & Harrison LLP
There are countless television shows and movies that offer viewers a front-row seat to witness fictional characters engaged in salacious behavior that ultimately lands them in court.
The evidence from both sides of the case is what you might expect to find in bitter divorce proceedings: drunken meltdowns, tense arguments, and physical abuse.
Carter Ledyard & Milburn
New York recently enacted an enhanced version of its 30-year-old "Anti-SLAPP" law. These statutes, which have proliferated nationally, are meant to target what are known as "SLAPPS" – so-called...
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Before the term "super spreader" became inseparable from the coronavirus, it was sometimes used to describe individuals (and artificial intelligence) responsible for the...
Pryor Cashman LLP
Judy Poller, co-chair of the firm's Family Law practice, was interviewed by Reuters in connection with the highly-publicized divorce and libel lawsuit between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Haynes and Boone
Texas federal courts have sent a clear message to those considering filing a defamation suit over online statements – personal jurisdiction only exists if the statements concern the forum...
After a few quiet weeks, last week produced a number of stories that caught our attention and made it into our weekly Update, including two interesting stories on customer reviews. Enjoy.
Originally published on June 3, 2022 in the Entertainment, Law and Sports Law blog, sponsored by the Entertainment, Law and Sports Law Section. Reprinted by permission of the New York State Bar Association...