Category Archives: Defamation

Mark Steyn’s self-destructive streak

As a longtime fan of Steyn’s writing, I’m disappointed to see him doing pretty much everything you should never do when you’re the defendant in a defamation suit: In 2012—after writers for National Review and a prominent conservative think tank accused him of … Continue reading

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Whoever wins, we lose

The good news is, Donald Trump or Bill Maher will lose this case. The bad news is, Donald Trump or Bill Maher will win this case: Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit against Bill Maher for failing to live up to an “unconditional … Continue reading

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Crystal Cox: free speech for me, but not for thee.

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The crazy case of Crystal Cox

Forbes on a disgusting case of internet extortion: Crystal Cox, a Montana woman who calls herself an “investigative journalist” was slapped with a $2.5-million judgment last year for defaming an investment firm and one of its lead partners. Cox had taken control of … Continue reading

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This week in frivolous lawsuits

1. Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder (the man who makes Oakland Raiders fans say, “whew, at least our team is not run by that guy”) was upset by a hilarious Washington City Paper story portraying him as an incompetent, money-grubbing … Continue reading

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Live Through This

In a case that promises to be interesting and wildly entertaining, Courtney Love is being sued for defamation because of things she posted on Twitter: In a potentially precedent-setting trial, Courtney Love is being sued for talking s**t on Twitter, … Continue reading

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