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  • Arpaio sues CNN for defamation after network wrongly calls him a 'felon'

    12/11/2018 9:50:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | december 11, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio sued CNN on Monday, arguing the cable outlet inaccurately labeled him a “felon” in a broadcast and has made no efforts to correct its mistake. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of a misdemeanor contempt of court last year, not a felony — and was quickly pardoned by President Trump. He has asked the courts to expunge his original misdemeanor conviction, in a case that’s still pending. In his lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., Mr. Arpaio also sued Huffington Post and Rolling Stone, which he says also made inaccurate statements about his...
  • Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi sues Mueller, Justice, CIA, FBI, NSA for $350 million

    12/10/2018 3:49:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller. Corsi, 72, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy website InfoWars, accuses Mueller's office of having illegally leaked secret information from the grand jury investigating Russian...
  • Why Brett Kavanaugh Should Sue Christine Blasey Ford For Defamation

    10/17/2018 12:37:56 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 17, 2018 | Chris Murray
    The controversy over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court didn’t end when he was sworn in. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations will haunt Kavanaugh for the rest of his career. Critics say his elevation to the court will cast a shadow of illegitimacy over the institution for years to come. This is why Kavanaugh should consider suing Ford for defamation now: Not to retaliate or seek damages, but in the public’s interest. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s proceedings involving Ford’s accusations left many observers unsure what to think. Also, a defamation case would give both Kavanaugh and Ford access to judicial...
  • Carter Page files defamation lawsuit against DNC

    10/15/2018 8:33:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page said Monday that he has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee over a dossier that alleges ties between Page and Russia. Page said on Fox News's "Hannity" that his lawsuit "goes beyond any damages or any financial aspects." "There have been so many lies as you’re alluding to and you look at the damage it did to our Democratic systems and our institutions of government back in 2016. And I’m just trying to get some justice," he said. Page's lawsuit is against both the DNC and its law firm, Perkins Coie,...
  • Conservatives Should Immediately Start A GoFundme Account To Finance Kavanaugh's Defamation Lawsuits

    09/25/2018 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 19 replies
    Self | September 25, 2118 | Stayfree
    Conservatives Should Immediately Start A GoFundme Account To Finance Kavanaugh's Defamation Lawsuits and announce it before the Committee Hearings on Thursday
  • Dems Claim GOP Request for Evidence from Accuser "Unfair" [semi-satire]

    09/21/2018 11:55:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of groping her at a drunken party in somebody's house near a park sometime in the early 1980s when both were high school students, has been resisting Republican requests for her to testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) insists that "the Republican demand that it is the accuser's responsibility to tell her story to them is an attempt to silence her. Christine has already done her part to put the ball in play with her accusation. It is now Kavanaugh's job to...
  • British caver in Thai rescue considers legal action after Elon Musk calls him a ‘pedo’

    07/16/2018 11:06:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thailand cave said on Monday he may take legal action against Tesla CEO Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a “pedo” on Twitter. Musk has come under fire for launching the extraordinary attack on Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slammed his offer of a miniature submarine to extract the footballers from the Tham Luang cave as a “PR stunt”. The boys and their football coach were rescued from the cave complex by an international team and after a week of intense drama....
  • Annapolis Shooter is Jarrod Ramos

    06/28/2018 5:28:49 PM PDT · by gaijin · 213 replies
  • Targeted Attack - Capital Gazette shooter previously sued newspaper for defamation

    06/28/2018 5:19:57 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 58 replies
    The Gateway. Pundit ^ | 6/28/2018 | Cristina Laila
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/targeted-attack-capital-gazette-shooter-previously-sued-newspaper-for-defamation/
  • McCabe to sue Trump admin for defamation, wrongful termination

    04/20/2018 11:10:58 AM PDT · by detective · 96 replies
    MSN News ^ | 04/20/2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is planning to sue the Trump administration for defamation and wrongful termination, according to multiple media reports on Friday. McCabe's lawyer Michael Bromwich told reporters that McCabe is also considering filing other civil claims. He said the legal team hasn't yet figured out when they're going to file the lawsuits and is working on making them "solid." "We'll file when we're ready," Bromwich said, according to Axios.
  • Family of slain Democratic staffer Seth Rich sues Fox News

    03/14/2018 5:55:27 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 125 replies
    CNN Fake Mews ^ | 14 March 2018 | Oliver Darcy
    The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Fox News, one of the network's reporters, and a wealthy Texas businessman over their roles in the publication of a baseless conspiracy theory about Rich's 2016 death. The lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks compensation for "mental anguish and emotional distress, emotional pain and suffering, and any other physical and mental injuries."
  • White House aide Rob Porter's exit moved up, amid questions over handling of abuse claims

    02/08/2018 10:17:13 AM PST · by familyop · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08FEB18 | Serafin Gómez, Judson Berger
    "These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago...I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign,” Porter said in a statement provided by the White House...Fox News also has learned that Hicks was involved in drafting the initial response to the first DailyMail.com report.
  • Jesse Ventura, his $1.8M verdict overturned, ends ‘American Sniper’ defamation case

    12/02/2017 5:56:37 AM PST · by texas booster · 31 replies
    St paul Pioneer Press ^ | December 1, 2017 at 9:15 pm | Associated Press
    Jesse Ventura and the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle have agreed to dismiss the former Minnesota governor’s defamation case. ... A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura $1.8 million in 2014, but that verdict was overturned on appeal. While Ventura initially said he’d seek a new trial, there were signs in November that a settlement was forthcoming. Court documents filed Friday show the parties agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning Ventura cannot sue again on the same claim.
  • Palin appeals dismissal of New York Times defamation suit

    11/22/2017 5:26:51 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2017 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) – Sarah Palin, a former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate, appealed on Tuesday the dismissal of her defamation suit against The New York Times, according to a court filing. Her suit against America’s newspaper of record was thrown out in late August by a New York judge who ruled that, in the context of “free” and “robust” American political journalism, “mistakes will be made.”....Palin accused the newspaper of having published the editorial with the full knowledge that the connection it mentioned was unfounded, and has pursued a defamation suit against it.
  • The Practice of Ritual Defamation

    11/17/2017 4:52:27 PM PST · by Taxman · 6 replies
    lairdwilcox.com/news ^ | 1990 | Laird Wilcox
    How values, opinions and beliefs are controlled in democratic societies. Defamation is the destruction or attempted destruction of the reputation, status, character or standing in the community of a person or group of persons by unfair, wrongful, or malicious speech or publication. For the purposes of this essay, the central element is defamation in retaliation for the real or imagined attitudes, opinions or beliefs of the victim, with the intention of silencing or neutralizing his or her influence, and/or making an example of them so as to discourage similar independence and "insensitivity" or non-observance of taboos. It is different in...
  • Record $274 Million Verdict Awarded Against Talk Show Host After Radio Rants

    09/29/2017 1:30:53 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    Law Newz ^ | Sept 29, 2017 | Aaron Keller
    A New Hampshire jury has awarded a record-breaking $274 million verdict – which attorneys say is at least ten times greater than the previous state record – against a radio talk show host and businessman who accused three other businessmen of dealing “heroin” and “machine guns” in a warehouse. Those allegations came through a series of politically-charged billboards, online broadcasts, radio shows, and Web postings.The lawsuit accused Michael Gill and Aaron Day of defamation.
  • Judge dismisses Palin defamation case against New York Times

    08/29/2017 12:12:47 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A federal judge dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. Palin sued The Times for defamation after an editorial in the newspaper on mass shootings tied an ad run by the former vice presidential nominee to the 2011 shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Az.).
  • D. James Kennedy Ministries Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Amazon, SPLC, Guidestar

    08/23/2017 1:02:04 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Michael Gryboski
    D. James Kennedy Ministries has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, Guidestar, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, citing defamation and religious discrimination. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Montgomery Division on Wednesday, DJK Ministries provided The Christian Post with a copy of the suit. According to the suit, in January Amazon wrongfully denied DJK Ministries access to the AmazonSmile program due to the SPLC labeling the ministry a hate group for its opposition to homosexuality.
  • N.Y. Times Editor Testifies He Didn't Intend to Link Sarah Palin to Shooting

    08/16/2017 6:56:25 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 30 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/16/2017 | Jeremy Barr
    Editorial page editor James Bennet testified on Wednesday as the judge weighs the newspaper's motion to dismiss. New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet testified Wednesday in an open hearing that he did not mean to imply a "causal link" between a political action committee tied to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and a 2011 attack on a then-congresswoman and others. Palin, who served as John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election, sued the Times on June 27 over a June 14 editorial that, before it was corrected, said that "the link to political incitement was clear"...
  • Jury orders blogger to pay $8.4 million to ex-Army colonel she accused of rape

    08/12/2017 7:51:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 106 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2017 | Tom Jackman
    Col. David “Wil” Riggins, after a highly decorated Army career that included multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on the verge of promotion to brigadier general in July 2013 when he got a phone call at the Pentagon from the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division to come in for a meeting. Once there, he learned that a blogger in Washington state had just accused him of raping her, when both were cadets at West Point in 1986. An investigation was underway.Then, Riggins sued Shannon for defamation, claiming that every aspect of her rape claim on the West Point campus was...