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Families of Sandy Hook Victims Sue Online Conspiracy Theorist — Chicago Defamation Slander and Libel Attorneys Near Naperville

Tensions between American citizens are higher than ever with no sign of slowing down any time soon and there’s ample evidence that the 2016 election played a significant role in widening those divides. Trump’s presidential campaign ran on a platform … Continue reading

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Claims of absolute privilege and qualified privilege as a defense in lawsuits alleging defamation

Claims of absolute privilege and qualified privilege as a defense in lawsuits alleging defamationStega v New York Downtown Hosp., 2018 NY Slip Op 04687, Court of AppealsImmunity as a defense in lawsuits alleging the plaintiff was defamed by the respondent … Continue reading

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Q2 2018 Quick Links, Part 4 (Social Media, Section 230, Defamation)

Social Media * NY Times: They Tried to Boycott Facebook, Apple and Google. They Failed * Reuters: Philippines complains Facebook fact-checkers are biased * D.R. v. D.A., 17-P-339 (Mass. App. Ct. May 8, 2018). A judge can interpret a Facebook “like” … Continue reading

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Section 230 Helps Facebook Defeat Pro Se Defamation Suit–Jefferson v. Facebook

The court tries to summarize the complaint: On November 17, 2017, Plaintiff Curtis Jefferson filed a Complaint seeking $700 million dollars for character defamation in connection with events that transpired during his arrest in Baltimore, Maryland on September 16, 2015. … Continue reading

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Ohio Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Defamation Claims for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

Earlier this month, Ohio’s Second District Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of defamation and invasion of privacy claims for lack of personal jurisdiction in  James, et al. v. Hoffman, et al., 2018-Ohio-2422.*  The case is significant because it clarifies … Continue reading

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