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MAKESHIFT MALICE

ALM Media was sued by Douglas Ashby because one of the company's executives (Mr. Whittle) allegedly made defamatory remarks and was further guilty of "tortious interference with a ...
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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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TOO OLD FOR THIS

While he was allegedly making sexual passes at a client, 76 year-old attorney Allen Isaac was recorded boasting about his ability to influence appellate judges, and described one of the jurists in a ...
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WHAT A PRIVILEGE

Maria Puccio was sued for defamation, after she supposedly told a parent C.C. Garcia had been accused of hitting students. When the New York County Supreme Court granted Puccio's dismissal request, ...
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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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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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"BEING CONNECTED" AIN'T SLANDER

Tony Soprano would not be pleased. (Or would he?) According to the Appellate Division, First Department, claiming someone is "connected" is not slanderous. In July 2005, Philip Galasso supposedly ...
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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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