Defamation law

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Tory MP’s bill aims to stop the powerful using the law to stifle public debate
Private member’s bill from Bob Seely would enable courts in England and Wales to penalise wealthy figures using vexatious litigation known as Slapps

Kalyeena Makortoff

24, Jan, 2023 @6:34 PM

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UK government ‘let lawyers bypass sanctions’ to help Putin ally sue journalist
Documents seen by Open Democracy show UK firm got approval to engage with Wagner group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin

Shaun Walker

24, Jan, 2023 @2:37 PM

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Alex Jones lawyer’s license is suspended for releasing sensitive records
Norman Pattis cannot practice in Connecticut after releasing medical records of Sandy Hook families during Infowars host’s trial

Maya Yang

06, Jan, 2023 @10:48 PM

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Lachlan Murdoch seeks to draw Private Media chairman Eric Beecher into lawsuit against Crikey
News Corp co-chair pushes to extends defamation lawsuit against the independent media company

Michael McGowan

22, Dec, 2022 @1:17 AM

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Defamation reforms: Australian media may not be liable for Facebook comments in future
Attorneys general give in-principle support to changes including new innocent dissemination defence for intermediaries

Amanda Meade

13, Dec, 2022 @2:52 PM

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What sort of country are we? That’s the question implicit in Lachlan Murdoch v Crikey | Richard Ackland
For Australian media, this case is important – it asks whether anyone is free to publish in the public interest a hyperbolic remark about a wealthy media baron

Richard Ackland

09, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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ABC article defamed commando by naming him and running ‘huge colour photo’, court told
Heston Russell’s lawyer tells federal court readers were given ‘impression’ he was responsible for shooting an unarmed prisoner in Afghanistan

Ben Doherty

30, Nov, 2022 @8:17 AM

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Lachlan Murdoch alleges Crikey hired marketing firm to turn legal threat into subscription drive
News Corp co-chair’s lawyer tells federal court she intends to show Crikey did not republish article for public interest reasons

Amanda Meade

30, Nov, 2022 @6:29 AM

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£3m defamation action against musician Phoebe Bridgers is dismissed
Los Angeles court rules against lawsuit filed by producer Chris Nelson

Shaad D'Souza

10, Nov, 2022 @2:23 PM

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High court dismisses James Dyson libel claim against Channel 4 News
Billionaire sued broadcaster over allegations of worker exploitation at one of his suppliers’ factories

Kevin Rawlinson and agency

31, Oct, 2022 @1:51 PM

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Tory donor’s name removed from kleptocracy report after ‘meritless’ libel threat
Russian-Turkmen ex-banker Dmitry Leus denies impropriety as MP says legal costs forced Chatham House to back down

David Pegg and Henry Dyer

18, Oct, 2022 @6:27 PM

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What’s in the public interest? Murdoch v Crikey trial could test new defamation defence
Lachlan Murdoch says independent Australian publisher can’t rely on defence after it connected media baron to evidence at hearing into January 6 riots

Amanda Meade

10, Oct, 2022 @8:03 AM

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