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Porn star Stormy Daniels sues President Trump for defamation

The porn actress alleging an affair with President Donald Trump is escalating her legal fight, suing the president for defamation.


Revisions to Indonesia law could outlaw sex outside marriage

Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia’s Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Roy Moore accuser files defamation lawsuit against him

A woman who says failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore molested her when she was 14 filed a defamation lawsuit against Moore and his campaign Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Judge eyes suit by woman who accused Trump of sexual contact

Lawyers for President Donald Trump argued on Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit filed by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” who accused him of unwanted sexual …


Court reinstates lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone story

A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the magazine’s debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape was reinstated Tuesday by an appeals court in a manner that one …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Judge rejects Sarah Palin lawsuit against the New York Times

A federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a defamation lawsuit by Sarah Palin against The New York Times, saying the former Alaska governor failed to show the newspaper knew it …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Seattle mayor’s accuser alleges defamation, wants $1M-plus

A man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him decades ago has demanded more than $1 million from the city, saying Murray defamed him.


Settlement reached in ‘pink slime’ defamation lawsuit, ABC reports

ABC News has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company’s lean, finely textured …


Netayanhu and his wife win lawsuit over ‘malicious and ugly’ Facebook post

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, have won a defamation lawsuit against an Israeli journalist over a Facebook post he wrote claiming that the first lady had …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Vestal: Rep. Matt Shea makes a desperate and silly attempt to shield himself from defamation lawsuit

Just curious: What kinds of defamation and libel laws will we have here once we’ve created the new God-honoring, gun-loving, Eastern Washington state of Liberty?


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 10 p.m.

Judge rules that defamation lawsuit against Rep. Matt Shea can continue

A Spokane County judge refused Rep. Matt Shea’s request to have a defamation lawsuit against him dismissed on the grounds that he can’t be sued while the legislature is in …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

InfoWars’ Alex Jones apologizes, retracts statements as part of Chobani settlement

Right-wing radio provocateur Alex Jones vowed to “win or die” after Chobani sued him for defamation in April. He did neither, settling the lawsuit this week and issuing an apology …


Melania Trump gets apology, damages from Daily Mail over report about her modeling career

British newspaper the Daily Mail has apologized to first lady Melania Trump and paid her an unspecified amount in damages for publishing rumors about Trump’s time as a model and …


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputy sues Rep. Matt Shea for defamation

A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy is suing State Rep. Matt Shea for defamation after Shea claimed on a podcast that the deputy provided the gun used in a triple murder.


Colorado newspaper fights back over charges of ‘fake news’

A Colorado newspaper is threatening to file a libel suit against a state lawmaker who accused the publication of printing “fake news,” setting the stage for a possible legal battle …


Fox, Glenn Beck, others off the hook in ‘clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed defamation suit

The Muslim boy who found himself in the national spotlight after he was wrongfully arrested for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school has lost in a defamation lawsuit against …


Media: Rolling Stone magazine guilty of defamation in rape story, jury rules

A federal jury found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator in a discredited story about gang rape at a fraternity house, news …


$7.8M Rolling Stone defamation trial opens

Opening statements have begun in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone over its now-discredited story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia.


Bill Cosby’s wife refused to answer many queries, deposition text shows

Bill Cosby’s wife refused to answer dozens of questions during a combative deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who say the comedian branded them liars after they …


Sean Penn settles defamation suit against Lee Daniels

Sean Penn has settled a defamation lawsuit he filed against “Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels over remarks that accused him of domestic abuse.


Janice Dickinson’s lawsuit vs. Bill Cosby can proceed, judge rules

Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby should move forward, a judge ruled Tuesday, saying a trial can determine the truthfulness of the model’s claims that the comedian raped her …


Bill Cosby case: Judge delays defamation dismissal ruling

A judge has ordered lawyers to provide more information as attorneys for Bill Cosby seek the dismissal of a defamation lawsuit filed against the comedian by model Janice Dickinson in …


Cook files response to libel suit over Huckleberries comments

Defending herself against a libel suit, Linda Cook, of Rathdrum, said an anonymous comment she made earlier this year on a Spokesman-Review blog was a question about the accounting of …


Libel defense: Blog remark question, not accusation

Defending herself against a libel suit, Linda Cook of Rathdrum says an anonymous comment she made earlier this year on a Spokesman-Review blog was a question about the accounting of …


Blog commenter reveals identity

A woman who claims to have posted a comment on a Spokesman-Review blog that triggered a defamation lawsuit has revealed her identity. Linda Cook said her suggestion to ask Kootenai …


Commenter targeted in lawsuit identifies herself

A woman who claims to have posted a comment on a Spokesman-Review blog that triggered a defamation lawsuit has revealed her identity.


Rodney King Sued For Fees By Attorney Lawyer Says Beating Victim Owes Nearly $1 Million

A lawyer who represented Rodney King in the videotaped beating case has filed suit against him, claiming King failed to pay nearly $1 million for legal work. Attorney Milton Grimes …


Developer Loses Suit Against Neighbors Claim That Mission Springs Foes Defamed Him Invalid, Judge Rules

A developer lost a $1.5 million lawsuit against a Spokane neighborhood group he claimed had defamed his character and interfered with his business. John Daniel Clardy accused the Thorpe-Westwood Neighborhood …


Gritz Says Abc Took Bomb Comments Out Of Context His Associate Says He Doesn’t Condone Attack

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