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  • Judge orders New York Times to return documents to Project Veritas and take down story based on privileged communication between reporters and their lawyers

    12/24/2021 11:30:47 PM PST · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 25 2021 | RONNY REYES
    A New York judge upheld his order for The New York Times to return documents they obtained about communications between the conservative activist group Project Veritas and the group's lawyers. In his Friday ruling, Justice Charles Wood ordered The Times to immediately give back all physical copies of their Project Veritas documents and destroy any electronic copies the newspaper has, as they were protected by attorney-client privilege. Wood also argued that The Time's story regarding the documents were of no 'general interest and of value and concern to the public.'
  • Judge upholds ruling against NYT over Project Veritas memos

    12/24/2021 10:30:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2021
    A New York judge has upheld an order preventing The New York Times from publishing documents between conservative group Project Veritas and its lawyer and ruled that the newspaper must immediately relinquish confidential legal memos it obtained. The decision Thursday by State Supreme Court Justice Charles D. Wood in Westchester County, released Friday, comes in a defamation lawsuit Project Veritas filed against the Times in 2020. Months after the lawsuit was filed, the newspaper reported that the U.S. Justice Department was investigating Project Veritas in connection with the theft of a diary belonging to Ashley Biden, the president’s daughter. In...
  • Mike Lindell Loses Major Defamation Case Against The Daily Mail

    12/11/2021 9:59:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Populist Press ^ | 12/11/2021
    Click here to view the full articleThe media has been on a non-stop attack against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell since he expressed doubts about the results of the 2020 presidential election and Mike took action against one outlet.But Lindell was defeated in his court case against the British tabloid The Daily Mail who he accused of defaming him, Newsweek reported.A federal judge sided with the news outlet, saying that the article that Lindell cited as defaming “cannot be reasonably construed as defamatory.”Lindell, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, first sued the Daily Mail tabloid in January after it...
  • Kyle Rittenhouse accuses Biden of ‘malice, defamation’

    11/23/2021 2:59:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/22/21 | Kenneth Garger
    Kyle Rittenhouse slammed Joe Biden for “defaming” his character when the president tweeted out a video suggesting the teen is a white supremacist. “It’s actual malice, defaming my character for him to say something like that,” Rittenhouse told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson during an hour-long interview that aired Monday night. Rittenhouse, who was acquitted on all charges last Friday in his highly-publicized murder trial, was responding to a question from Carlson about how he felt over the president’s comments. Biden, when he was a presidential candidate in September 2020, had tweeted that “there’s no other way to put it: the...
  • Kyle Rittenhouse should sue Joe Biden

    11/21/2021 9:36:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    HOT AIR ^ | Nov 20, 2021 | Karen Townsend
    Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges but his legal nightmare likely isn’t over yet. It’s possible that he may be tied up with civil lawsuits for the foreseeable future. I have a suggestion for him – sue Joe Biden. Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon; first-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon; first-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon; attempted first-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon; first-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon; possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18; failure...
  • ‘The Terroristic Acts Of A White Supremacist’: Sports World Reacts to Rittenhouse Verdict

    11/20/2021 7:34:24 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 11/19/2021 2115 hrs et | Landon Mion
    Current and former professional athletes slammed Friday's not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial as evidence of a racist America and criminal justice system. The charges against Rittenhouse were first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. The trial, which lasted several weeks and finished with closing arguments on Monday, resulted in the jury on Friday finding Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts after three days of deliberations. Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, said the result of the trial shows the need for "our current system" to be abolished...
  • Pollak: Joe Biden Can Be Sued for Defaming Kyle Rittenhouse

    11/19/2021 7:16:10 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 92 replies
    President Joe Biden could face a civil defamation suit from newly-acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse for calling him a “white supremacist” last year — without evidence, and before Biden was able to enjoy the immunities of presidential office. Rittenhouse was, by then, a “public figure” for the purposes of defamation law, and would have to show that any defendant acted with “actual malice” — that is, with reckless disregard for the truth. He could arguably do so for Biden’s false statement. When Biden made the now-infamous, and false, claim about Rittenhouse at the end of last September, more than a month had...
  • Judge temporarily blocks New York Times from publishing Project Veritas materials

    11/18/2021 7:13:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2021 | By Jonathan Stempel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) -A New York trial judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the New York Times from publishing some materials concerning the conservative activist group Project Veritas, a rare step that the newspaper said violated decades of First Amendment protections for the process. The order by Justice Charles Wood of the Westchester County Supreme Court covers memos written by a Project Veritas lawyer and obtained by the Times. Wood scheduled a hearing for next Tuesday to consider a longer prohibition against publication, and whether the Times should remove references to privileged attorney-client information in a Nov. 11 article about Project...
  • CBS News Deletes Post Declaring Kyle Rittenhouse a Murderer Before Trial’s End

    11/12/2021 12:09:43 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | AWR Hawkins
    CBS News deleted a November 11, 2021, tweet declaring Kyle Rittenhouse a murderer, even though Rittenhouse’s trial is ongoing and the verdict on his August 25, 2020, actions has not been reached. The deleted tweet reported on Rittenhouse’s November 10, 2021, testimony, in which he broke down in tears while talking. The tweet said, “Kyle Rittenhouse testified in his own murder trial yesterday, breaking down in tears as he told the jury he murdered two men at a Black Lives Matter protest last year in self-defense.” Regarding the first shooting fatality of August 25, 2020, Rittenhouse testified that he was...
  • John Stossel Sues Facebook for Defamation Over Fact-Check

    09/23/2021 4:05:25 PM PDT · by RandFan · 31 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Sep 23 | Lindsey Ellefson
    Veteran journalist John Stossel sued Facebook on Wednesday for a fact-check that was added to a post he made about California’s 2020 forest fires. “This case presents a simple question: do Facebook and its vendors defame a user who posts factually accurate content, when they publicly announce that the content failed a ‘fact-check’ and is ‘partly false,’ and by attributing to the user a false claim that he never made? The answer, of course, is yes,” says the complaint, filed in a California federal court. Representatives for Facebook did not immediately return a request for comment on the lawsuit.
  • Rep. Nunes Wins Major Victory In Defamation Case Against Ryan Lizza and Hearst

    09/21/2021 10:25:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies ^ | 9/21/2021 |
    We have been following a slew of defamation lawsuits by political figures over the last few years. (See, e.g., here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here). For torts scholars, it has been a bonanza of interesting issues touching on every element of defamation law. There is now an important ruling out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit that could have enormous implications not just for the media but anyone who retweets stories or claims. The appellate panel ruled unanimously for Rep. Devin Nunes against journalist Ryan Lizza...
  • Federal Judge: WaPo Published Article With “At Least Reckless Disregard Of The Truth That It Had Previously Reported”

    08/14/2021 2:03:02 PM PDT · by cuz1961 · 5 replies
    Gateway Pundit. ^ | August 14, 2021
    A federal judge just sided with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) in his defamation suit against The Washington Post. . According to the federal judge, the Washington Post published an article with “at least reckless disregard of the truth that it had previously reported.” . From The Epoch Times: The paper said in its motion to dismiss that its correction erased any claims to malice, but U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols rejected that argument. “A newspaper’s own prior (and correct) reporting that is inconsistent with its later (and incorrect) reporting could certainly give the paper reason to seriously doubt the truth...
  • Project Veritas Now Has the New York Times On the Ropes After Court Delivers Huge Win

    08/12/2021 10:31:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/12/2021 | Brandon Morse
    When the New York Times stepped into the ring with Project Veritas, it thought it would be a pretty easy victory, but the group known for undercover videos and on the scene fact-finding is a lot scrappier than the “paper of record” anticipated. Now, after a recent court decision, the Times is on the backfoot.According to the Project Veritas website, Justice Charles D. Wood of the Supreme Court of New York in Westchester County handed down a ruling on Wednesday that the New York Times’ motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit against them by Project Veritas is denied.It all started...
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis Should Sue ‘60 Minutes’ For Defamation

    04/06/2021 6:16:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2021 | Margot Cleveland
    ‘60 Minutes’ falsehoods provide the perfect vehicle for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to prove that Democrat propagandists posing as the press deserve no heightened legal protection.On Sunday, CBS launched another attack on a conservative politician based on lies when “60 Minutes” peddled a conspiracy theory targeting Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. If wise, DeSantis will use this latest attack to launch a counteroffensive against the corrupt media, by suing for defamation and challenging the standard for liability established by the Supreme Court in New York Times v. Sullivan.As The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway detailed yesterday, “60 Minutes” ignored the real scandals...
  • Michael Flynn’s Family Files $75 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against CNN

    03/26/2021 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 03/26/2021 | Tim Pearce
    Two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s relatives filed a $75 million defamation lawsuit against CNN on Thursday.Flynn’s brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Leslie Flynn, sued the network in U.S. District Court in New York City for allegedly portraying them and their family as supporters of QAnon, an online conspiracy theory. The Flynns claimed that CNN deceptively edited footage in a Feb. 4 segment on the conspiracy to implicate the Flynn family, according to The Daily Beast. As the outlet reports:The segment largely shows footage of a meeting of QAnon supporters, including the photogenic icon of the Capitol riot...
  • Federal Judge: ‘One-Party Control Of The Press And Media Is A Threat To A Viable Democracy’

    03/22/2021 6:34:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2021 | Mollie Hemmingway
    In a blistering dissent, Judge Laurence Silberman said The New York Times and Washington Post are 'Democratic Party broadsheets.The control of major media by one political party is a dangerous threat to the country, a federal judge warned in a blistering dissent that called for courts to revisit libel laws that generally protect the press from being held liable for their reporting. “It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news,” wrote Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit for...
  • British Columbia billionaire given the green light to sue Twitter over 'Pizzagate' tweets tying him to baseless conspiracy theories involving pedophile rings and Bill and Hillary Clinton

    01/17/2021 7:27:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CBC ^ | 01/16/2021 | Jason Proctor
    West Vancouver billionaire Frank Giustra has been given the go-ahead to sue Twitter in a B.C. courtroom over the social media giant's publication of a series of tweets tying him to baseless conspiracy theories involving pedophile rings and Bill and Hillary Clinton. In a ruling released Thursday, Justice Elliott Myers found that Giustra's history and presence in British Columbia, combined with the possibility the tweets may have been seen by as many as 500,000 B.C. Twitter users, meant a B.C. court should have jurisdiction over the case. It's a victory not only for Giustra — whose philanthropic activities have earned...
  • Federal Judge Dismisses Covington Catholic Students’ Defamation Suit

    12/27/2020 7:04:14 AM PST · by marshmallow · 50 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 12/23/20 | Andy Monserud
    (CN) — Defamation and harassment claims brought by students at Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School against CNN, the Washington Post and NBC were dismissed by a federal judge Wednesday after he found that none of the twelve plaintiffs had been defamed or unlawfully threatened. The suit stems from a confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial in January of 2019 during the annual March for Life, and followed on the heels of CNN’s settlement with fellow student Nicholas Sandmann. Sandmann’s tense encounter with Native American activist Nathan Phillips at the march went viral, sparking widespread ire on social media from commenters who...
  • Vanity - Democrat new tactic - threaten and file lawsuits against news sources disseminating election fraud information, it is flowing down to grass roots level also

    12/23/2020 6:49:21 AM PST · by PK1991 · 26 replies
    Self | 12-23-2020 | Self
    It seems that the Democrat new tactic - threaten and file lawsuits against news sources disseminating election fraud information, it is flowing down to grass roots level also. We see this in the threats of lawsuits against Faux News, Newsmax, the Cooomer lawsuit, and now this one: "President Trump Is On Target In Wisconsin – Ballots Identified in Pristine Condition Similar to Fraudulent Ballots in Georgia and Michigan. President Trump’s team’s recent lawsuit in Wisconsin must be over the target. Is this why a Madison, Wisconsin Attorney pushed back and threatened Gateway Pundit after our reporting on absentee and ‘indefinitely...
  • Acting US defense secretary's chief of staff Kash Patel files $50M defamation lawsuit against CNN

    12/12/2020 8:44:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/2020 | Brian Flood
    Kash Patel, the chief of staff to Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against CNN and several of its top reporters, claiming the liberal network published false statements and promoted “unfounded left-wing political narratives” by painting Patel as a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist seeking to smear President-elect Joe Biden. The complaint filed on Friday in Virginia Circuit Court named CNN reporters Barbara Starr, Zachary Cohen, Ryan Browne, Alex Marquardt and Nicole Gaouette as defendants, in addition to the network itself. It claims CNN “deliberately or recklessly conveyed a false message” to sensationalize the “news”...