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LIBEL TOURISM

We’re fighting the Islamist intimidation of authors—and winning! One of the weapons in the arsenal of stealth jihadists is called “libel tourism.” They file lawsuits against ...
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NOT WORTH TWO CENTS

James C. Russell, a former Republican Congressional candidate, sued several journalists, news organizations, and fellow politicians (including incumbent Representative Nita Lowey), for ...
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THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS?

Jean Walton Leser sued for "libel," because offensive remarks and "pornographic" images (allegedly involving her) appeared on Christopher Penido's website. Since the materials ...
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XX RATED?

Dr. Anthony Colantonio sued a coworker, Xenophon Xenophontos, and his employer, Mercy Medical Center, for defamation. XX supposedly made some disparaging remarks which prompted hospital administrators ...
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LACK OF FOCUS?

When New York Media (NYM) published a photo of Ulrich Suss in a magazine, the guy filed suit with the New York County Supreme Court claiming he had been defamed and that his privacy rights had been ...
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SCARSDALE SLANDER SCANDAL

In Rufeh v. Schwartz, Mark Rufeh sued Seth Schwartz for allegedly libelous comments made about Rufeh's intentions to purchase property in Scarsdale, New York. After Rufeh agreed to buy Schwartz's ...
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CONFUSING KID FOR DAD WAS DEFAMATORY?

In Porcari v. Gannett Satellite Info. Network, Inc. , Lawrence A. Porcari, Jr., filed suit against Gannett for "defamatory" remarks made about him in The Journal News Westchester. It was reported that ...
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MANN LOSES AT COURT OF APPEALS

In Mann v. Abel, Monroe Mann sued Bernard Abel for libel in connection with an article Abel wrote for a local newspaper. The piece was written during a "heated" local election for control of the Rye ...
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BLOGGERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

On October 23, 2007, the New York County Supreme Court, denied a request to compel the disclosure of an anonymous blogger's identity. In Greenbaum v. Google, Pamela Greenbaum, an elected schoolboard ...
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INTENTIONAL FOUL?

On June 19, 2007, the Appellate Division, First Department, delivered a decisive blow to former NBA star Latrell Sprewell. The AD1 reversed an order of the New York County Supreme Court which had ...
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EX-COP CAN SUE FOR DEFAMATION

"Defamation" -- the publication of a false statement that injures someone's repu tation and exposes that individual to public condemnation, contempt, hatred or ridicule -- can get you in a ...
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"WASTE MY TIME, MAKE ME SICK, AND I'LL SUE!"

Here's an unusual case for you. The Appellate Term, 2nd and 11th Judicial Districts, recently examined a lawsuit where the plaintiff sought damages for "harassment," "defamation," ...
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WHAT'S A BAD REVIEW WORTH?

Founded in 1979 by Tim and Tina Zagat (two Yale law grads), the Zagat Survey has become one of the City's best-selling (and highly regarded) restaurant guides. Featuring anonymous reviews supplied by ...
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU GOT?

Normally, we don't know when our time is up. But, the law does afford us some degree of certainty. When someone is injured in an accident or otherwise suffers damage or loss, there is a limited period ...
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"DANGEROUS DOCTOR'S" DEFAMATION DEFEAT

Libel and slander are forms of defamation. In general terms, "defamation" is a false statement that injures someone's reputation and exposes the individual to public condemnation, contempt, hatred or ...
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