All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Defamation’

Google Agrees To Remove Defaming Links In UK

Google has settled a defamation suit in the UK, which was filed in response to content Google simply indexed in its search results. The settlement is noteworthy as historically Google has not claimed responsibility for the content in its results. It is, after all, just pointing to websites. Things have gotten trickier on that front in Europe, however, since the …

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Nancy Grace Being Sued For Defamation By Man She Labeled The ‘Selfie Stalker’

Nancy Grace has been slapped with a defamation lawsuit. According to KDVR, Benjamin Seibert filed the lawsuit against the talk show host in a Denver court on Monday, stating that she had continued to implicate him in the crime even after he had been cleared of any wrongdoing. She also aired his photograph for the entire nation to see, earning …

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Glenn Beck Sued By Boston Marathon Bombing Victim For Defamation

A Saudi Arabian victim of the Boston Marathon bombings is suing political commentator and radio host, Glenn Beck for defamation. Abdulrahman Alharbi, a 20-year-old man who was wounded at the Boston Marathon bombings, filed the defamation lawsuit on Friday at the U.S. District Court in Boston. After the Boston Marathon bombings, the FBI had identified the Tsarnaev brothers from Russia as …

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Glenn Beck Faces Defamation Lawsuit by Boston Marathon Victim

Political commentator Glenn Beck is being sued for defaming a Saudi Arabian man injured during the Boston Marathon bombings last April 2013. The bombing, which took the lives of three people and injured more than 200 event-goers, was said to be the doing of two brothers from Russia. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was detained, charged with 30 federal charges, and currently awaits …

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Nobody Wins In Yelp Defamation Suit

Over a year ago, a Virginia judge ordered a Yelp user to change a negative review on the site. Building contractor Dietz Development sued user Jane Perez, claiming to have lost business because of her negative postings on the site (as well as on Angie’s List). He sued for $750,000, and claimed that he lost $300,000 because of her “defaming” …

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Courtney Love Wins ‘Twibel’ Case

Courtney Love won a Twitter libel case where she was accused of defaming an attorney in a tweet she posted back in 2010. Love’s case marks the first time ever that a court has heard a libel suit against someone using a social media site like Twitter. Courtney Love hired attorney Rhonda Holmes to represent her for a fraud case …

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Courtney Love Twibel Verdict Will Be a Game Changer

Who would have ever guessed that Courtney Love would be involved in a court case that could set major precedent over internet defamation laws? Currently, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are a bit like the Wild West. A person can usually pretty much say whatever they want about another person and not worry about a lawsuit. That …

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Google Reportedly Loses Defamation Case In Australia

Google has lost a defamation suit in Australia, which could have bigger ramifications for how it handles situations when people complain about search results. A man from Melbourne sued the search giant after he tried to get Google to remove images of him alongside a well known criminal from the country. A Supreme Court Jury reportedly found that the man, …

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Courtney Love’s Expensive Tweet

Getting into Twitter spats can be an expensive undertaking, especially once you move away from common insults and arrive at the stage of libel and defamation. Just ask Courtney Love. Perhaps the most famous widow in music history had a rather amusing Twitter account (CourtneyLoveUK), which has since been removed; but during its reign, Love’s feed offered a great deal …

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Chicago Resident Sued Over Moldy Tweet

UPDATE: Horizon Realty, the company suing their former tenant over a tweet, is now a trending topic on Twitter. Some Twitterers feel the company has effectively killed their reputation. What do you think?

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Yelp Review Leads to Defamation Suit

A California man named Christopher Norberg is in the middle of a legal dispute with a chiropractor for posting a negative review of his services on the site Yelp.com. The dispute stems from a billing experience, which Norberg referred to in his review, and the chiropractor filed a defamation suit. It is now a classic example of where the line between free speech and defamation should be drawn.

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