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Former University of Virginia Students Sue Rolling Stone Over Retracted Campus Rape Article

Three former members of a University of Virginia fraternity have sued Rolling Stone magazine for defamation and infliction of emotional distress, “saying the magazine’s discredited article on a campus gang rape had a ‘devastating effect’ on their reputations,” The New York Times reports.

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 READ MORE

Court Dismisses Suit Against Anti-Iran Group Due to Risk of Exposing State Secrets

The U.S. government won the dismissal of a defamation suit against an anti-Iran advocacy group last week. It was the first time the government has intervened in a private case not involving a government agency or defense contractor.

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 READ MORE

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Protesters Invigorated by Show of Public Support

Despite a continuing barrage of defamation attempts by the mainstream media and right-wing political advocacy groups, Wall Street’s occupiers seem to be enjoying a rising popularity with the public, especially fellow New Yorkers. (more)

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 READ MORE

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Case Against Strauss-Kahn May Be Falling Apart

Prosecutors in the case of a housekeeper who is charging Dominique Strauss-Kahn with sexual assault are reportedly expected to dismiss felony charges after discovering the woman’s credibility is severely lacking.

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 READ MORE


Shirley Sherrod Strikes Back

The former U.S. Department of Agriculture official is suing conservative webmaster Andrew Breitbart for defamation. Sherrod was forced to resign after Breitbart posted a heavily edited video of a speech she gave, setting off a right-wing hullabaloo.

Posted on Feb 15, 2011 READ MORE

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CBS Strikes Back at Rather

The clash of TV titans Dan Rather and CBS execs looked like it might get uglier Thursday after the network filed a motion to dismiss Rather’s $70-million lawsuit and CBS officials released a statement claiming they were “mystified” by Rather’s “bizarre allegations.”  Back to you, Dan.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007 READ MORE

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