The number of “likes” on a libel defendant’s Facebook page was admissible on the issues of publication and intent, a U.S. District Court in Virginia has ruled in denying a new trial.
After a relatively minor tax mistake triggered a series of increasingly bitter and bizarre spats between a South Carolina pastor and the church he led for 18 years, a jury ultimately awarded him a six-figure verdict for his suffering.
The hotel maid at the center of the now-teetering sex assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn filed a libel lawsuit against the New York Post after the tabloid reported she was a prostitute.
Virginia high school student Patrick Bristol told a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot that fellow student Kevin Webb routinely shoved and taunted him at school. The Pilot reported that allegation as fact, an assertion that Webb denied before jury.
A former high school athlete has won a $5 million libel verdict against The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk.
A state law protecting free speech insulates a product liability lawyer from liability for running an advertisement notifying consumers of potential claims against particular manufacturers, the California Supreme Court has ruled.
A Florida jury on Friday sided with a Tampa Bay doctor in a libel suit against Times Publishing Co., the parent company of the St. Petersburg Times.