Tag Archive: defamation

Jan 11 2017

Getty Denies Knowing About French Lawyer’s Trolling on Its Behalf

Having waged literally thousands of battles against Getty Images’ copyright trolling program I was not surprised to see that they engaged a French law firm to attack US authors for alleged defamation in France. That’s what happened to a client of mine recently who has a blog that exposes, challenges and criticizes Getty Images’demand letter …

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Jul 11 2013

Miss Pennsylvania Owes Trump $5 Million for Defamation. Court Finds Her Lawyer Was Inept

When Miss Pennsylvania 2012 was hit with a $5 Million judgment for stating that the 2012 Miss USA pageant was rigged, it was not just her choice of words that landed her in hot water, it was her choice of lawyer. That’s what Judge J. Paul Oetken, of NY’s Southern District Federal Court, ruled yesterday …

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Apr 23 2012

NY Court Rules Calling Someone “Extortionist” Is Not Defamatory

The then Mayor of the Village of Freeport was vindicated by the Second Department (a NY Appeals court covering Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and parts of Upstate NY), for remarks he made in a public election debate during which he called the plaintiff, a commercial real estate developer, “an extortionist” who was “trying …

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