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Bezos’s Girlfriend Likely Won’t Be Deposed in Brother’s Suit

Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend Lauren Sanchez probably won’t have to be questioned under oath as part of her brother’s defamation lawsuit against the world’s richest man. A California state court judge on Friday tentatively rejected Michael Sanchez’s argument that he’s entitled …

Sarah Palin Can Sue New York Times For Defamation – Court Ruling

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Friday rejected the New York Times’ bid to dismiss Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit over a 2017 editorial she said falsely linked her to a mass shooting. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan …

Jeff Bezos Sued for Defamation by Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez’s Brother

Jeff Bezos was sued for defamation by his girlfriend’s brother in a lawsuit accusing the Amazon.com Inc. chief executive officer of falsely claiming the brother provided lurid photographs to the National Enquirer. The lawsuit was filed late Friday in Los …

Elon Musk Beats Back Defamation Lawsuit Over Insulting Tweet

Elon Musk beat back a defamation claim from a British cave expert who sued the billionaire CEO over a tweet in which Musk labeled Vernon Unsworth a “pedo guy.” A federal jury in Los Angeles Friday took about an hour …

Cave Explorer Dubbed ‘Pedo Guy’ Describes Hurt, Humiliation

LOS ANGELES — A British cave explorer who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thailand cave last year testified Wednesday that Elon Musk branded him a pedophile and sullied his reputation. Vernon Unsworth choked …

Woman Charged After Gripe About Ex on Facebook Gets Justice

TENNILLE, Ga. — A Georgia woman who was criminally charged after complaining about her ex-husband on Facebook said she feels like she’s finally gotten justice. Anne King posted in 2015: “That moment when everyone in your house has the flu …

Cosby’s Insurer Settles Accuser’s Lawsuit Before Deposition

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby’s insurance company has settled another lawsuit filed by a female accuser a week before the imprisoned comedian was set to give a deposition in the case, prompting Cosby to call the insurer “complicit” in a scheme …

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Bill Cosby Accuser’s Defamation Claim

The Supreme Court is declining to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby that was filed by a woman who says he raped her and later spread lies about her when she came forward. The high court on Tuesday rejected …

California High Court Says Yelp Can’t Be Ordered to Remove Posts

Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case that internet companies warned could be …

Idaho Supreme Court Rules Wi-Fi Network Name Resulted in Defamation

The takeaway from a recent court decision – proceed cautiously when choosing the name of a home Wi-Fi network. The case arose when Jeffrey and Dona Hall changed their home wireless internet name to read “Dennis & Wanda Irishes stocking …