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Young Author’s Novel in Libel-in-Fiction Lawsuit

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A 14-year-old’s novel, which has been published online, is at the heart of a defamation case in Dallas as plaintiffs contend that the young author used a classmate’s real name, “placing her in unfathomable, graphic scenes ranging from immoral and demeaning to shocking and illegal.” These types of lawsuits are often called “libel-in-fiction.” The parents […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 30th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Posted in First Amendment

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Johnny Gill Sued Over Tweets

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Courtney Love and faithful LegalZoom blog readers know that Twitter is ripe for lawsuits, but apparently recording artist Johnny Gill didn’t get the memo. My, my, my, Johnny. TMZ reports that Gill has been sued by Ira DeWitt, the CEO of Notifi Records, Gill’s label, over a series of Twitter postings based on Gill’s belief […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 18th, 2011 at 11:27 am

Gmail User’s Email Criticizing Sandals Resort Protected by First Amendment

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A New York appellate court will not force Google to release information about a user who sent an email critical of Sandals Resorts International Ltd. The user in question had sent an email to several people accusing Sandals in Jamaica of accepting state subsidies financed by Jamaicans but then hiring Jamaicans for only the lowest-paying […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 2nd, 2011 at 7:11 am