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  • Jesse Ventura, his $1.8M verdict overturned, ends ‘American Sniper’ defamation case

    12/02/2017 5:56:37 AM PST · by texas booster · 31 replies
    St paul Pioneer Press ^ | December 1, 2017 at 9:15 pm | Associated Press
    Jesse Ventura and the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle have agreed to dismiss the former Minnesota governor’s defamation case. ... A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura $1.8 million in 2014, but that verdict was overturned on appeal. While Ventura initially said he’d seek a new trial, there were signs in November that a settlement was forthcoming. Court documents filed Friday show the parties agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning Ventura cannot sue again on the same claim.
  • Palin appeals dismissal of New York Times defamation suit

    11/22/2017 5:26:51 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2017 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) – Sarah Palin, a former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate, appealed on Tuesday the dismissal of her defamation suit against The New York Times, according to a court filing. Her suit against America’s newspaper of record was thrown out in late August by a New York judge who ruled that, in the context of “free” and “robust” American political journalism, “mistakes will be made.”....Palin accused the newspaper of having published the editorial with the full knowledge that the connection it mentioned was unfounded, and has pursued a defamation suit against it.
  • The Practice of Ritual Defamation

    11/17/2017 4:52:27 PM PST · by Taxman · 6 replies
    lairdwilcox.com/news ^ | 1990 | Laird Wilcox
    How values, opinions and beliefs are controlled in democratic societies. Defamation is the destruction or attempted destruction of the reputation, status, character or standing in the community of a person or group of persons by unfair, wrongful, or malicious speech or publication. For the purposes of this essay, the central element is defamation in retaliation for the real or imagined attitudes, opinions or beliefs of the victim, with the intention of silencing or neutralizing his or her influence, and/or making an example of them so as to discourage similar independence and "insensitivity" or non-observance of taboos. It is different in...
  • Record $274 Million Verdict Awarded Against Talk Show Host After Radio Rants

    09/29/2017 1:30:53 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    Law Newz ^ | Sept 29, 2017 | Aaron Keller
    A New Hampshire jury has awarded a record-breaking $274 million verdict – which attorneys say is at least ten times greater than the previous state record – against a radio talk show host and businessman who accused three other businessmen of dealing “heroin” and “machine guns” in a warehouse. Those allegations came through a series of politically-charged billboards, online broadcasts, radio shows, and Web postings.The lawsuit accused Michael Gill and Aaron Day of defamation.
  • Judge dismisses Palin defamation case against New York Times

    08/29/2017 12:12:47 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A federal judge dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. Palin sued The Times for defamation after an editorial in the newspaper on mass shootings tied an ad run by the former vice presidential nominee to the 2011 shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Az.).
  • D. James Kennedy Ministries Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Amazon, SPLC, Guidestar

    08/23/2017 1:02:04 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Michael Gryboski
    D. James Kennedy Ministries has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, Guidestar, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, citing defamation and religious discrimination. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Montgomery Division on Wednesday, DJK Ministries provided The Christian Post with a copy of the suit. According to the suit, in January Amazon wrongfully denied DJK Ministries access to the AmazonSmile program due to the SPLC labeling the ministry a hate group for its opposition to homosexuality.
  • N.Y. Times Editor Testifies He Didn't Intend to Link Sarah Palin to Shooting

    08/16/2017 6:56:25 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 30 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/16/2017 | Jeremy Barr
    Editorial page editor James Bennet testified on Wednesday as the judge weighs the newspaper's motion to dismiss. New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet testified Wednesday in an open hearing that he did not mean to imply a "causal link" between a political action committee tied to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and a 2011 attack on a then-congresswoman and others. Palin, who served as John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election, sued the Times on June 27 over a June 14 editorial that, before it was corrected, said that "the link to political incitement was clear"...
  • Jury orders blogger to pay $8.4 million to ex-Army colonel she accused of rape

    08/12/2017 7:51:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 106 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2017 | Tom Jackman
    Col. David “Wil” Riggins, after a highly decorated Army career that included multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on the verge of promotion to brigadier general in July 2013 when he got a phone call at the Pentagon from the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division to come in for a meeting. Once there, he learned that a blogger in Washington state had just accused him of raping her, when both were cadets at West Point in 1986. An investigation was underway.Then, Riggins sued Shannon for defamation, claiming that every aspect of her rape claim on the West Point campus was...
  • NY Times Editorial Writer Will Proclaim Ignorance In Response To Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit

    08/10/2017 6:39:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | August 10,2017 | John Sexton
    Let’s just step back and admire this situation for a moment. One or more editorial writers at the NY Times, the folks who speak with the paper’s voice of authority on every subject you can imagine, will plead with a judge to believe they did not know the basic facts of a story they were writing about, including facts reported in their own paper! The Times’ defense is: We so dumb. I find this indescribably delicious, especially given that it was Paul Krugman who used his perch at the NY Times to lead this false charge against Palin back in...
  • Fox News Host Eric Bolling Sues Journalist for $50M Over Lewd Photo Allegation

    08/09/2017 4:04:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 9,2017 | by Ashley Cullins, Jeremy Barr
    Yashar Ali is being sued over stories about sexual harassment via text message. Recently suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling is suing journalist Yashar Ali for defamation and is seeking $50 million in damages. The lawsuit comes just days after Ali wrote an August 4 story for HuffPost claiming more than a dozen sources told him Bolling sent "an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues
  • Did Hillary Clinton send a gay ambassador to Libya as intentional provocation?

    09/21/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 97 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/20/2012 | Kyle Rogers
    Serbian diplomat, and friend of Christopher Stevens, says State Department knowingly sent gay ambassador to Libya. Arab media says ambassador Stevens was gang raped and then his body was put on display. Hillary Clinton has been spending US taxpayer dollars to fund homosexual pride events in foreign countries. Her actions have prompted backlashes against the US in Italy, Russia, Pakistan, and other nations. Last year, Barack Obama made it official US policy to fund homosexual rights groups overseas with US tax-dollars. In Pakistan, the staff of the US embassy in Islamabad was placed in serious danger after being ordered to...
  • Palin goes for the jugular in defamation lawsuit against the New York Times

    07/27/2017 6:39:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 7-27-2017 | Thomas Lifson
    A nightmare is unfolding for the New York Times that could well be devastating for the collapsing credibility and mindshare of the entire progressive media. In a court filing by defense counsel for the New York Times, the scope of the discovery being sought by Palin's legal team was revealed. If the court allows, the story that it could tell might well be all too revealing. Kaja Whitehouse of the New York Post spotted the public disclosure. In a motion arguing that the case be dismissed, lawyers for the New York Times complained that Palin's legal team has served notice...
  • Palin Plans to Subpoena 23 New York Times Staff in Defamation Lawsuit

    07/27/2017 10:03:00 AM PDT · by ptsal · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 27, 2017 | Katelyn Caralle
    [snip] Sarah Palin has plans to subpoena almost two dozen staff from the New York Times as part of her defamation lawsuit against the outlet, according to court documents released Wednesday. The editorial article, published by the Times on June 14, tied Palin's political action committee ads in 2011 to the mass shooting that killed six people and wounded former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D., Ariz.).
  • NY Times says blaming Palin for shooting was ‘an honest mistake’

    07/08/2017 9:26:40 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2017 | Kaja Whitehouse
    Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times should be tossed because the paper made “an honest mistake” when it said she incited a 2011 shooting that severely wounded Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and killed six people, a lawyer for the Gray Lady said on Friday. “There was an honest mistake in posting the editorial,” lawyer David Schultz told Manhattan federal Judge Jed Rakoff.
  • Sarah Palin sues NY Times over editorial tying her to Giffords shooting

    06/27/2017 5:03:50 PM PDT · by Hadean · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin filed a lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday over an editorial that tied her to the January 2011 shooting of an Arizona congresswoman. Palin's attorneys claim that the paper defamed her in the June 14 editorial, published hours after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot and wounded while practicing with the GOP's baseball team in Alexandria, Va. The editorial, attributed to the Times' editorial board and titled "America's Lethal Politics," initially linked Palin's rhetoric to the shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then-Rep. Gabrielle...
  • Sarah Palin Suing New York Times For Defamation

    06/27/2017 3:47:13 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 75 replies
    Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for defamation, according to documents filed on Tuesday obtained by The Daily Caller. The lawsuit has to do with an editorial the NYT ran on June 14 that falsely smeared Palin as inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords by a mentally ill man who had been obsessed with Giffords for years. There is no evidence to support the NYT’s implication that Palin played a role in inciting the Giffords shooting. “Mrs. Palin brings this action to hold The Times accountable for defaming her by publishing a statement about her...
  • Megyn The Man-Eater Receives Her Just Rewards

    06/18/2017 4:35:56 PM PDT · by drewh · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | june 18 2017 | By Jeannie DeAngelis
    Like a Black Widow spider, infotainment sensation Megyn Kelly has advanced both her personal and career life sniffing out testosterone and then feeding off male prey. Prior to her meteoric rise to fame, Megyn was married to an anesthesiologist named David Kendall. Mr. Kendall said that on the day the couple married, the priest counseled Megyn on the importance of ‘taking care of her husband.’ Megyn responded to the advice by asking, "What about him taking care of his wife?" The ambitious celebrity enhanced her résumé, transforming from a rookie news anchor into a self-impressed show boater with the same...
  • Netayanhu and his wife win lawsuit over ‘malicious and ugly’ Facebook post

    06/12/2017 12:09:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | June 11, 2017 | Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post
    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, have won a defamation lawsuit against an Israeli journalist over a Facebook post he wrote claiming that the first lady had booted the premier out of the car in an official convoy after a heated argument. On Sunday, an Israeli magistrates court ordered the journalist, Igal Sarna, to pay the Israeli leader and his wife $28,300 for writing the post. The judge ruled that the post, at least in part, was “malicious and ugly, intended to humiliate and shame the plaintiffs.” Sarna, who works for popular Israeli daily Yediot...
  • Icelandic Leftist Poisons Robert Spencer

    05/20/2017 12:40:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 16, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Last Thursday, I gave a lecture on the jihad threat at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland. Shortly thereafter, a young Icelandic Leftist registered his disapproval of what I said by poisoning me. It happened after the event, when my security chief, the organizers of the event, and Jihad Watch writer Christine Williams, who had also been invited to speak, went with me to a local restaurant to celebrate the success of the evening.  At this crowded Reykjavik establishment, I was quickly recognized. A young Icelander called me by name, shook my hand, and said he was a big fan....
  • Tinder Tries to Ruin Man’s Life Over Text Messages

    03/07/2017 10:44:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 6, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    <p>Tinder, the hook-up app known for spawning one-night stands and regret-filled lives, apparently has a line that goes too far--and it has nothing to do with creepy, vulgar pick-up lines.</p> <p>A viral Facebook post details the story of “Nick,” a 24-year-old who allegedly exchanged numbers with a young woman on the app. According to the story, when the woman did not respond quickly enough, Nick responded by allegedly calling her a racial slur, along with calling her a "c*nt."</p>