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‘Judge Judy’ Sheindlin Sues for Defamation over National Enquirer, Intouch Weekly Stories

“Judge Judy” Sheindlin sued the parent company of the National Enquirer and InTouch Weekly for a story that she said falsely claimed that she was trying to help the Menendez brothers get a retrial after they were convicted of murdering …

Smartmatic, One America News Settle Election Defamation Lawsuit

Smartmatic has settled a lawsuit accusing right-wing television network One America News of defamation by falsely claiming that the voting technology company rigged the 2020 U.S. presidential election to help Joe Biden beat Donald Trump. Terms of the settlement are …

Fox News, Dominion Seek Pretrial Rulings in $1.6 Billion Defamation Case

A pretrial hearing in the $1.6 billion defamation suit by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox Corp. over Fox News airing debunked vote-rigging claims bogged down on Tuesday in a squabble over presentation of sealed information in open court. Delaware Superior …

Irvin Files Lawsuit Seeking $100 Million After Misconduct Claim

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages, claiming he was falsely accused of misconduct by a female employee at a …

Wave of Sex Abuse Lawsuits Seen as New York Opens Door for Victims

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in New York will get a one-time opportunity to sue over their abuse starting Thursday, under a new law expected to bring a wave of allegations against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and …

Epstein Victim Drops Claim Against Attorney Alan Dershowitz

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who recently settled a lawsuit in which she had claimed to have been sexually trafficked to Britain’s Prince Andrew and others by the financier Jeffrey Epstein has dropped a similar claim against noted American …

Alex Jones Must Pay $965 Million for His Sandy Hook Lies

Alex Jones must pay $965 million in damages to families and an FBI agent ravaged by the Infowars founder’s lie that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax, a Connecticut jury found. Wednesday’s verdict, which followed a four-week …

Attorney Loses Appeal in Defamation Suit Over School Mascot

Delaware’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a defamation lawuit filed by a Delaware attorney who was forced to resign from his law firm after defending a Pennsylvania high school’s American Indian mascot. Scott Cousins, a Pennsylvania resident …

Bankruptcy Judge Clears Way for Defamation Case in Connecticut Against Alex Jones

A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday cleared the way for a defamation lawsuit in Connecticut to proceed against Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The case was filed by relatives of some victims of the 2012 massacre at Sandy …

Amber Heard’s Insurer Argues No Coverage Owed for ‘Willful’ Defamation of Depp

An insurance carrier that issued a $1 million comprehensive liability policy to actress Amber Heard has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that it is not liable for paying any part of a $10,350,000 jury award against her in …