Defamation

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  2. Johnny Gill's Twitter Rants Against Record Exec Could Set Defamation Precedent

    August 17, 2011 7:51 AM EDT When Notifi Records CEO Ira DeWitt sued former New Edition singer Johnny Gill last week for alleged defamation on Twitter, the executive became the latest test subject for how comments online will be treated by the courts. According to the lawsuit ...

  3. Courtney Love to Pay $430,000 to Settle Twitter Defamation Case

    March 03, 2011 3:35 PM EST Courtney Love has settled the lawsuit brought against her by a fashion designer who claims she was defamed in a series of messages posted on Twitter. The settlement with Dawn Simorangkir (aka the "Boudior Queen"), which sources say is be ...

  4. Courtney Love's Tweets Lead to Unique Defamation Showdown

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love was very upset. The firebrand rocker had been locked in a dispute with Dawn Simorangkir, a fashion designer who was demanding payment for a few thousand dollars worth of clothes. So on March 17, 2009, Love took to her Twitter account ...

  5. Spears' Former Manager Files Libel Suit

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' former manager and friend Osama "Sam" Lutfi has filed a lawsuit against the singer and her parents for libel and defamation. Lutfi filed his claim today (Feb. 3) in Los Angeles Superior Court, just three days after a ...

  6. Behind the Deal: U.S. & U.K. Libel Law

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The trial in the <u>libel case</u> filed in London by film director Roman Polanski over a Vanity Fair magazine article is expected to begin the week of July 18. The July 2002 article described how the The trial in the libel case filed ...

  7. European Parliament Sets Jurisdiction For Libel Cases

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Publishers accused of libel should only be sued in the country where their outlet's main audience is, according to new rules approved by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on July 6. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Publishers accused ...

  8. Radio Promoters Accuse Universal Of Racketeering

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims fraud, trade libel, breach of contract. Suit claims fraud, trade libel, breach of contract. News ...

  9. Suge Knight Ordered To Pay $107M

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judgment involves establishment of Death Row. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has ordered Marion "Suge" Knight to pay $107 million to a woman who claims she helped the rap mogul start Death Row Records, ruling that Knight and his lawyers fai ...

  10. Case Analysis: U.K. Court's Internet Libel Jurisdiction

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's not unusual for an American celebrity or other public figure to file a lawsuit for libel in the United Kingdom, rather than in the United States, if there's a legitimate contact with that country It's not unusual for an America ...

  11. Michigan Suit Continues Against Michael Moore

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal libel lawsuit brought by the brother of Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols against "Bowling for Columbine" filmmaker Michael Moore continues after a ruling Sept. 3 on an issue of first impre NEW YORK -- A federal libel lawsuit ...

  12. Great White's Russell Sues Ex-Publicist

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Libel claims pertain to R.I. fire victims' charity. Libel claims pertain to R.I. fire victims' charity. News ...