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Defend Trade Secrets Act Claims Subject To CDA Section 230 Immunity
In what is one of the most recent attempts to circumvent the immunity provided in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act ("CDA" or "CDA Section 230")
United States
30 Nov 2018
In A Divided Opinion, California Supreme Court Squashes End Run Around CDA Immunity That Sought To Compel A Non-Party Online Platform To Remove Defamatory Content
In a closely-followed dispute, the California Supreme Court vacated a lower court order, based upon a default judgment in a defamation action, which had directed Yelp, Inc. ("Yelp")...
United States
6 Aug 2018
Another Gargantuan California Verdict… This Time For $18.6 Million
A San Diego jury awarded that amount to a former employee who claimed he was wrongfully terminated based on his arrest record and then defamed.
United States
25 Jul 2018
New California Statute Shields Victims/Employers From Defamation Claims
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 2770 (Assembly Member Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks), an act to amend Section 47 of the Civil Code. The bill should protect both sexual harassment victims and employers...
United States
18 Jul 2018
CA Court Of Appeal Confirms Narrow Construction For Anti-SLAPP Commercial Speech Exemption
In Dean v. Friends of Pine Meadow, plaintiffs filed an action for interference with prospective economic advantage and defamation in response to defendants' negative statements and publications concerning...
United States
20 Mar 2018
California Employment Law Notes - September 2017
ZL Technologies brought suit, alleging libel per se and online impersonation, against seven anonymous individuals who represented themselves as current or former ZL employees and who posted critical reviews of ZL's management ...
United States
11 Sep 2017
Workplace Violence Injunction Was Improperly Entered Against Out-Of-State Resident
ViaView filed a petition for a workplace violence restraining order against Thomas Retzlaff, a resident of Texas, who had filed a motion to quash the petition for lack of personal jurisdiction.
United States
15 Jul 2016
Texas Supreme Court: Companies Shielded From Defamation Claims For Statements In Internal Investigation Reports
The Writt case arose from an FCPA investigation of Panalpina, a contractor Shell employed to provide freighting and customs-clearing services for a deep-water drilling project off the coast of Nigeria.
United States
26 May 2015
Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court In Jones v. Dirty World
The Sixth Circuit reversed the lower court’s holding that the gossip site,, was responsible for its users’ defamatory posts.
United States
19 Jun 2014
Court Of Appeal Holds That State Courts Have Concurrent Jurisdiction Over FCA Retaliation Claims
On January 30, 2014, the California Court of Appeal for the Fifth Appellate District ruled that California State courts have concurrent jurisdiction over retaliation claims under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) in Driscoll v. Superior Court (Spencer).
United States
10 Feb 2014
Sixth Circuit Affirms ‘Dirtiest Hotel’ Defamation Ruling
We previously wrote about a Tennessee district court’s decision holding that a hotel’s inclusion at the top of the 2011 TripAdvisor "Dirtiest Hotels" list constituted hyperbolic opinion and rhetorical exaggeration, and thus was not actionable under Tennessee defamation law.
United States
24 Sep 2013
Sexual Assault Victim’s Motion To Strike Supervisor’s Defamation Claim Was Properly Granted
Lisa Aber sued her employer and two co-employees for sexual harassment and sexual battery, among other things, which resulted in a number of cross-complaints against Aber.
United States
11 Apr 2013
This Is One Of The Top Ten Best Blog Posts Ever Written About Online Defamation
Although we have confidence in the quality of our work, the headline above might be viewed by some as mere hyperbole or rhetorical exaggeration.
United States
20 Sep 2012
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