Though the difficulties in slotting television and radio broadcasts into the old categories of libel and slander now appear to be more or less resolved, the emergence of Internet communications technologies clearly has the potential to reopen these old wounds and shine a light once again on the archaic libel-slander distinction, As a result of the vast and ever-expanding diversity of applications that are supported by Internet technology, such a debate could prove far more intractable than that pertaining to radio and television in the twentieth century.
A brief sketch of defamation law in the Province of Quebec not only provides further support for the thesis that the hostility toward Internet publications in the emerging cyber-libel jurisprudence is an outgrowth of an analytical approach that has its roots in the historical development of libel and slander law, it also provides a fruitful template for reform of the common law.
Until and unless anti-SLAPP legislation becomes more prevalent, libel and slander
lawsuits will continue to be misused, to muzzle, to intimidate and to chill.
Brown is seeking policy changes at the park and unspecified damages for discrimination, emotional distress, libel and slander
Net is seeking to recover punitive damages for libel and slander
, and for interference with contractual relationships and expectancies resulting from the publication of this article.
District Court for the Southern District of Florida against David Dadon, alleging several causes of action, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional and negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with contractual relations, and libel and slander
of the Company and its directors and officers.
I'm sorry, but the marketing-related exposures of running a Web site, such as intellectual property infringements and libel and slander
, in many cases, don't compare to a thief or terrorist shutting down all or part of your business by invading your cyberspace," he explained.
Attorneys for a Lancaster neurosurgeon sued by another neurosurgeon for libel and slander
are asking for dismissal of the lawsuit on the grounds it punishes the defendant for exercising his right of free speech.
Carey also practices in other areas of commercial litigation, including matters relating to health care, unfair competition, libel and slander
, trade secrets, and corporate governance.
That claim has surfaced in court papers in response to a libel and slander
lawsuit filed by Dr.
The Company did not seek to dismiss the remaining counts -- including the patent infringement count - as it expects to prevail on these counts which management believes are without merit and essentially a counter-claim to the Libel and Slander
action TCPI filed against D'Angelo and his Americare companies in August of 1997.
Several golfers in the lawsuit were willing to comment for this article, but didn't want their names used, pointing to a libel and slander
lawsuit Clubcorp filed against a North Carolina club member over his newspaper letter criticizing the company.
While most high-tech firms have little experience in critical legal issues such as right of publicity, privacy, libel and slander
and obscenity, the lawyers at Steinhart have been counseling clients in these areas for decades," Scott said.
Steven Hoefflin, whose patients include such celebrities as Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Phyllis Diller, filed the libel and slander
lawsuits Monday against plastic surgeons Dr.
Kaysing, 74, who filed the lawsuit himself without the aid of a lawyer, is seeking unspecified damages for alleged libel and slander