Local Man Finally Hit With Libel Suit

A Silicon Valley resident had a big day yesterday. After finally revealing the real, live, human being he plans to stuff on top of a rocket for a journey around the moon, this same resident also received notice of a lawsuit filed against him. Big, big day. What’s amazing about Vernon Unsworth’s libel suit is […]

“Inventor of email” appeals ruling that tossed his libel suit against Techdirt

Enlarge / A booth in support of Shiva Ayyadurai, who is running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), displays an ‘Photoshopped’ image of Warren wearing a Native American headdress inside the Conservative Political Action Conference Hub at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Lawyers […]

Liberia's Irrepressible Push to Dismantle Draconian Libel Laws

Rodney Sieh knows a thing or two about lawsuits. The publisher and editor-in-chief of Liberian news magazine FrontPage Africa (FPA) was jailed in 2013 because he couldn’t pay a $ 1.5 million fine for a libel lawsuit won by former agriculture minister Chris Toe. But when the magazine was hit with a new $ 1.8 […]

Judge finds written attack on climate scientist too ludicrous to be libel

Enlarge / Justice. (credit: Brian Turner / Flickr) A few climate scientists have found themselves in court in recent years. Generally, they’ve been the targets of suits, often by political groups filing Freedom of Information Act requests to fish through their emails. But in a couple cases, fed-up scientists have taken their most vitriolic detractors […]

Trump unloads on Russia investigation, libel laws, and explosive new tell-all book during press conference

President Donald Trump railed against former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and Michael Wolff, the author of an explosive new book about the inner workings of the White House. Trump said Wolff did not know him at all, and that “Sloppy Steve” gave him access to the White House. He also reiterated his past […]

Facing libel lawsuit, Techdirt takes large donations to broaden coverage

Techdirt founder Mike Masnick in 2012. (credit: Joel Sage / flickr) In the wake of an ongoing, expensive libel lawsuit that could drag on for years, Mike Masnick, the founder of Techdirt, announced Wednesday that his website would accept more than $ 250,000 in donations “to further reporting on free speech.” In a lengthy post, […]

'False and defamatory': Russian tycoon sues AP for libel

Published time: 16 May, 2017 15:08 Lawyers for Oleg Deripaska have sued the Associated Press, claiming that an AP story published in March defamed the Russian aluminum tycoon by falsely tying him to US President Donald Trump and alleged efforts to undermine democracy in Ukraine. The complaint was filed in the US District Court in […]

‘#2 Will Amaze You’: BuzzFeed listicle-trolled in libel lawsuit motion featuring kitten picture

BuzzFeed, which is engaged in a legal battle with a Russian businessman over a false dossier on Trump’s ties with Moscow, has been trolled in a Florida Court. The plaintiff’s legal team filed a motion exposing the alleged ‘six ways BuzzFeed has mislead the court.’ Earlier this year, Russian tech expert Aleksey Gubarev filed two […]