Stories tagged: libel
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 …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
Melania Trump escort story retracted after lawsuit
The Daily Mail newspaper and its website retracted a story about Melania Trump on Friday after she filed a lawsuit accusing the Daily Mail Online and a Maryland blogger of …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Campaign notebook: Trump attacks newspapers; Rubio attacks Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that if he’s elected president, American newspapers should watch out.
Mon., Oct. 12, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Italian-American newspaper editor arrested on libel charge after mocking pasta magnate
An editor was arrested for libel after he attested that Joseph Maganini’s pasta was so bad that when his factory burned it was to “the great relief to the eaters …
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2012, 5:18 p.m.
Idaho judge considers anonymous comments lawsuit
Forcing The Spokesman-Review to reveal the identities of three anonymous commenters on its Huckleberries Online blog would quell free speech by raising fears that people posting critical remarks would be …
Thu., Jan. 20, 2011
Clark: Bruised Bonnie bemoaning rough and tumble
Aw, Bonnie. Say it ain’t so. How disappointing to learn that former Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager has been spending her post-election days trying to wreck her laudable legacy.
Tue., April 30, 1996
Supreme Court Refuses Alar Case
The Supreme Court Monday refused to revive a lawsuit brought by Washington state apple growers against CBS over a “60 Minutes” report on the pesticide, Alar. The decision ends the …
Wed., Dec. 20, 1995
Rancher Sues S-R Over Story Headline Subject Of Article On Logging Flap Says Reputation Was Harmed
A rancher is suing The Spokesman-Review and one of its reporters for a headline that said the man had a criminal record. In a lawsuit, A. Lamont Nibarger states he …
Sun., May 28, 1995
Evangelist’s Libel Suit Against Abc Dismissed
A federal judge on Friday dismissed a libel lawsuit by evangelist Robert Tilton, who claimed ABC News destroyed his TV ministry with a 1991 expose on “PrimeTime Live.” U.S. District …