All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘libel’

Sammy Hagar: What He Said About the Playboy Bunny That Got Him Sued

Rocker Sammy Hagar has been fighting a lawsuit from an unnamed former Playboy Bunny who claims that she had his baby. The current incarnation of the lawsuit is mainly focused on what the Jane Doe considers libelous statements made about her by Sammy Hagar in his autobiography Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. We’ve reported on the specifics of the …

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Sammy Hagar, Lawsuits, and the Playboy Bunny’s Baby

The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, has seen his share of ups and downs in life. He was tapped by the Van Halen Brothers to replace David Lee Roth after he left the band. Hagar took the Van Halens to their first number one single and album. Eventually, Hagar and the Van Halens had a falling out, tried to make it …

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Conor Oberst Files Libel Suit After Rape Claim

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst has filed a libel lawsuit against a woman who claimed he sexually assaulted her. On Wednesday an attorney for the singer-songwriter filed the civil suit in a federal court in Manhattan. The suit claims that last December a woman made “despicable, false, outrageous, and defamatory statements” about Oberst. According to the suit the “woman posted …

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Virginia Yelp Review Suit Goes To Trial

A little over a year ago, a Virginia judge ordered a Yelp user to change a negative review on the site. Jane Perez was sued by Dietz Development, a building contractor who claimed 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 …

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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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Does Google the Link Lister Equal Google the Publisher?

Is Google a publisher? Or is Google simply a displayer of links? Are these two things the same? Those questions are at the heart of a Australian case that just tipped against Google, and are likely at the heart of many cases to come. An Australian high court has found Google liable for libelous content tying a man to organized …

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John Travolta Sued for Libel by Author Robert Randolph

John Travolta has returned once again to the national spotlight following a libel suit filed by author Robert Randolph, who claims the actor said some pretty nasty things in an attempt to thwart the publication of his book “You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again”. In the tome, Randolph reveals that Travolta is known for having sexual encounters with men …

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Georgia Teen, Alex Boston, Sues Classmates Over Fake Facebook Account

I think within the next five years we’ll be adding a new word to the official english dictionary – cyberbullying. It seems like we can’t go a week without hearing of a case where a teen or group of teens is using a social media platform to harass or defame one of their peers. While Alex Boston’s case might not …

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