Stories tagged: defamation
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
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.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
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 …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:48 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
$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.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
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 …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
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.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
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 …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2012, 1:01 p.m.
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 …
Tue., July 24, 2012
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 …
Mon., July 23, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
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.
Sun., July 23, 1995
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 …
Fri., April 28, 1995
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 …
Wed., April 26, 1995
Gritz Says Abc Took Bomb Comments Out Of Context His Associate Says He Doesn’t Condone Attack