Tag Archives: libel


Posted 7 months ago in Internet Law Social Networks by Sylvia Hsieh  
Courtney Love Digs Herself a Hole Over Social Media Rants

Courtney Love has once again been sued for defamation for her rants on social media. This is the third time Love’s overactive mouth has been the subject of a defamation lawsuit. Three years ago, fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir, aka “The Boudoir Queen,” accused Love of making false statements about her on Twitter and MySpace. The gist of the posts was that Simorangkir was a drug-pushing prostitute with a criminal history who had lost custody of her own child. Love settled …

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Rapper’s Instagram Rant Against Babysitter Brings Lawsuit

After rapper “The Game” posted a photo of and a rant about his children’s former babysitter, she is fighting back with a defamation lawsuit against him.   Babysitter to the Stars Karen Monroe is a babysitter to the stars in Los Angeles, and The Game (birth name Jayceon Taylor) employed her up until last year to care for his three children. According to his Instagram rant, reported here, he dismissed her for “lying, stealing, screaming at [his] kids, mistreating others …

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Posted 9 months ago in Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
Wikipedia Fertile Ground for Libel

The beauty of Wikipedia is that anybody can edit the online encyclopedia’s pages. The danger of Wikipedia is the same. By crowd-sourcing its editing functions, the website subjects the accuracy of its content to the scrutiny of the masses. Unfortunately that means that those with more nefarious motives are also free to change pages to their hearts’ content, at least until someone else comes along and fixes them. What happens when somebody deliberately posts defamatory information libeling somebody else’s good …

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Posted 10 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
HuffPo Smearing of Senate Candidate Not Libel, Court Says

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the Huffington Post of libeling a former U.S. Senate candidate from Minnesota by calling him an arsonist in a story headline. Jack Shepard, who ran for the federal office in 2010, objected to a HuffPo story headlined, “Support Jack Shepard, The Arsonist, For Congress.” He had been accused of arson in 1982 but was never convicted. The lawsuit also claimed that the news story libeled the candidate because it …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman Sues NBC for Libel

George Zimmerman’s legal team said in October that they planned to sue NBC over its airing of an edited version of the call he made to 911 after shooting and killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. And on Dec. 6, they made good on the threat, filing a lawsuit for defamation against the network and three of its reporters.   New Lawyer, New Website, Same Attitude  Mark O’Mara now has help: Zimmerman has added Jim Beasley, a Philadelphia trial lawyer and …

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