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  • Groundbreaking $4.8M Lawsuit Threatens to Unearth SPLC's Secrets

    09/19/2019 6:47:32 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 19, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Over the years, the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has faced numerous lawsuits for defamation and other claims. The SPLC earned its reputation by suing the Ku Klux Klan, and in recent decades it has accused various organizations of being "hate groups," listing them along with the KKK in a cynical attempt to raise money and destroy its political enemies.... Every lawsuit against the SPLC has been stalled or dismissed or settled, with none reaching the discovery process — a legal process by which a plaintiff can investigate the internal documents of the organization or person he or she...
  • Carrie Severino calls out New York Times' 'shameful attempt to reignite smears' against Kavanaugh

    09/16/2019 9:44:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 16, 2019 | David Montanaro
    The short-lived new "allegations" against Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh were so weak that Senate investigators didn't follow up on them during the confirmation process, author Carrie Severino said Monday. "This is the weakest of the weak type of allegations. It's really a shameful attempt to reignite these smears against Judge Kavanaugh that are utterly baseless," said Severino, the founder of the Judicial Crisis Network, on "Fox & Friends." Late Sunday, the New York Times walked back an explosive report about a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Kavanaugh from his college days. The Times piece by Robin Pogrebin...
  • Court revives Sarah Palin defamation case vs NY Times over editorial on shootings

    08/06/2019 1:24:45 PM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 6, 20129 | Jonathan Stermpel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court [the Second Circuit Court of Appeals with jurisdiction over New York] revived former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, over an editorial that she said maliciously linked her to the 2011 mass shooting that seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
  • Covington Teens Sue ‘Egregious High-Profile Individuals’ In Media For Defamation

    08/02/2019 6:13:19 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    News Busters ^ | 8-2-2019 | Randy Hall
    The twisted tale of the students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky who encountered Native American activist Nathan Phillips back on January 19 took another turn on Thursday, when lawyers for the teenagers involved in the incident filed a defamation lawsuit in Kenton County Circuit Court against 12 of the “most egregious high-profile individuals.” The filing came just a few days after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit on behalf of student Nick Sandmann that could have resulted in the Kentucky teen being awarded $250 million for defamation of character by the Washington Post. Robert Barnes and Kevin Murphy,...
  • Nick Sandmann in court for first time in $250M defamation suit against Washington Post

    07/01/2019 1:26:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Plenty of info @ the link -
  • Court date (July 1) set in Nick Sandmann's defamation case against Washington Post

    07/01/2019 2:18:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    From almost a month ago. Can't find much info anywhere. Wonder why. Link only -
  • E. Jean Carroll loses more credibility ... and CNN tries to cover it up, twice

    06/25/2019 7:53:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/25/2019 | Monica Showalter
    E. Jean Carroll, who accuses President Trump of rape, or assault, or something, is out promoting her book with such accusations on television, and is starting to lose credibility. She gave a 11-minute-plus interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, and eventually began to say erratic things. She lost her thought at one point and Cooper just let her get away with it. The worst was when the interview ended with her declaration that "rape is sexy" and CNN immediately cut away to a commercial. Not only did CNN cut away at that low point to make her look less strange, it...
  • Dad of Sandy Hook victim wins suit against conspiracy theorists

    06/18/2019 10:03:49 AM PDT · by TomServo · 69 replies
    NYPost ^ | 6/18/19 | Amanda Woods
    The dad of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim won a defamation lawsuit this week against conspiracy theorists who wrote a book claiming the 2012 shooting — in which 26 people, including 20 kids, lost their lives — never happened. The book, “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook,” was pulled as the publisher settled claims filed by Lenny Pozner, whose 6-year-old son, Noah, was killed in the shooting.
  • Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 7 — Damages Expert says Show Gibson’s The Money!

    05/21/2019 6:18:53 AM PDT · by ptsal · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 20-May-2019 | Daniel McGraw
    Full title "Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 7 — Damages Expert says Show Gibson’s The Money!" oday was Day 7 of witness testimony in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College. The events giving rise to the lawsuit have been said to represent “the worst of identity politics.” You can read about some of the background on this case here. The court addressed damage issues from a legal perspective earlier in the case, as described in our post Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial motions – What’s a reputation worth, and how do you prove it? In a half...
  • BREAKING: Jussie Smollett Attorney's Sued For Defamation By Osundairo Brothers

    04/29/2019 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Abel and Ola Osundairo, the brothers accused of attacking Jussie Smollett in January — then later accused of helping him stage the alleged hate crime hoax — have filed a defamation lawsuit against the "Empire" star's attorneys, Tina Glandian and Mark Geragos, and Geragos' firm, Fox News has learned. The suit alleges that Geragos and his firm continued to say publicly in widely reported statements that the brothers "led a criminally homophobic, racist and violent attack against Mr. Smollett,"...
  • Veritas WINS Defamation Case - Videos Accurate and NOT Deceptively Editted

    04/17/2019 8:08:33 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 59 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | April 17, 2019
  • SPLC's 'Hate Group' Accusation Outed as a Scam, More Than 60 Groups Considering Lawsuits

    04/12/2019 5:20:29 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 24 replies
    pj media ^ | APRIL 10, 2019 | TYLER O'NEIL
    Amid the racism and sexism scandal roiling the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), former employees have revealed the far-left smear factory's list of "hate groups" as a cynical fundraising scam. Last year, the SPLC paid $3.375 million to settle a defamation lawsuit involving similar accusations. Now more than 60 organizations falsely accused of being "hate groups" are mulling lawsuits, and at least one lawsuit will come as soon as this summer. Former SPLC employee Bob Moser described "the annual hate-group list" as "a valuable resource for journalists and a masterstroke of Dees’s marketing talents; every year, when the center publishes...
  • Washington Post Says Teen in Viral Video Can't Show Defamation Nor Anti-Trump Bias

    04/10/2019 8:48:46 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 10, 2019 | Eriq Gardner
    The Washington Post has moved to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought by Kentucky teenager Nicholas Sandmann, who on Jan. 18 quickly found himself the talk of social media when a group of students at Covington Catholic High School came face-to-face with Native American activists at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. When observers saw a video clip of the confrontation, some focused on Sandmann, wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat and sporting a seemingly smug grin while watching Native American elder Nathan Phillips. In one of its first stories about the incident, The Washington Post quoted Phillips as saying...
  • Nunes files $150M lawsuit against McClatchy, alleging conspiracy to derail Clinton, Russia probes

    04/08/2019 6:21:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies ^ | 4/8/2019 | Gregg Re
    House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes filed a $150 million lawsuit in Virginia state court against The McClatchy Company and others on Monday, alleging that one of the news agency's reporters conspired with a political operative to derail Nunes' oversight work into the Hillary Clinton campaign and Russian election interference. The filing, obtained by Fox News, came a day after Nunes, R-Calif., revealed he would send eight criminal referrals to the Justice Department this week concerning purported surveillance abuses by federal authorities, false statements to Congress and other matters. In March, Nunes filed a similar $250 million lawsuit alleging...
  • Body of Missing Priest Allegedly Part of Gay Network Reportedly Found in TX

    08/21/2018 9:10:39 PM PDT · by Fedora · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 08/21/2018 | Anita Carey
    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas ( - Police believe a body found buried in a shallow grave is a retired priest with a scandalous past linked to a gay network of priests in Massachusetts.Reports are suggesting that human remains found buried near Santa Monica, Texas on Friday are that of a retired priest that has been missing since Aug. 1. Father William M. Costello, from the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, was living in the resort town of South Padre Island about 60 miles south of where the body was found.Nikki Soto, the public information officer from South Padre Island told...
  • Lawsuit Challenges SPLC’s ‘Hate’ Label

    02/08/2019 2:56:20 PM PST · by Twotone · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 8, 2019 | Robert Stacy McCain
    When he decided in 2016 to create a club for his supporters, Gavin McInnes says he had in mind something fun — like the “Loyal Order of Water Buffalo” lodge to which Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble belonged in the old cartoon series. A humorist-turned-political commentator whose YouTube channel has nearly 270,000 subscribers, McInnes certainly didn’t intend the Proud Boys to be a “hate group,” but that’s what the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled them, and a federal lawsuit McInnes filed this week accuses the Alabama-based SPLC of “tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, defamation, and false light invasion of...
  • After Suing CNN, Sandmann’s Legal Team Now Targeting Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, HBO, NBC and AP

    03/13/2019 10:23:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 67 replies
    Star Political ^ | March 13, 2019 | Staff
    Nick Sandmann’s high profile legal team announced Tuesday night they are planning to file a suit every few weeks or month and have at least 10 major targets. According to Axios, CNN became the second news outlet sued by Nicholas Sandmann’s representatives over their coverage of his January encounter with a Native American elder in Washington, D.C. and the Covington Catholic student’s lawyer told Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Tuesday night they plan to file more lawsuits. “We plan to file a suit every few weeks or month,” McMurthy told MacCallum Tuesday night. “At least 10 top targets...
  • Nick Sandmann Sues CNN For $275 Million, Even Bigger than the one against WaPo

    03/13/2019 9:08:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2019 | John Sexton
    Over the weekend, Wood told Mark Levin, “CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than The Washington Post.” That made it pretty clear that a lawsuit against the network was coming. Today, Nick Sandmann’s attorneys, L. Lin Wood and Todd McMurty have filed a second lawsuit stemming from the Covington affair. This one is aimed at CNN and it’s even bigger than the one previously filed against the Washington Post. From Fox News: A lawsuit worth $275 million was filed against CNN on Tuesday over the network’s alleged “vicious” attack against Covington Catholic High School...
  • How Covington's Nick Sandmann Could Win His Defamation Claim Against Washington Post

    03/05/2019 6:00:58 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4 March 2019 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Nicholas Sandmann is one of the Covington Catholic High School students caught in a media firestorm while attending the March for Life last month in Washington, D.C. Now, he is pushing back. Last week, his lawyers filed a defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post for $250 million—the amount that Jeff Bezos spent to buy the newspaper. Does Sandmann have any chance of winning? The short answer is “yes.” But it’s not a sure thing. He’s taking on a defendant with very deep pockets and absolutely no incentive to settle. Sandmann has sent letters threatening legal action to more than 50...
  • Johnny Depp Goes After Amber Heard With $50M Defamation Suit (tr)

    03/02/2019 8:10:31 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 1, 2019 | Dominic Patten
    Almost three years after news of the breakdown of The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s marriage to Amber Heard hit the public record, Depp is now suing his ex-wife and Aquaman star for $50 million for defamation. “Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse, she is a perpetrator,” says the suit in reaction to an op-end the actress penned for The Washington Post in mid-December last year. “I had the rare vantage point of seeing, in real time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse,” Heard said in the “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced...