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Elon Musk argues in court documents that his Twitter can’t be taken as factual because he tweets about zombie apocalypses and being a Martian

Elon Musk is fighting a defamation case against the cave diver Vernon Unsworth, who he referred to as “pedo guy” last year on Twitter. Musk’s lawyers have repeatedly argued that reasonable people would not take Musk’s insult seriously, partly because he broadcast it on Twitter. But Unsworth’s lawyers say Musk’s […]
Elon Musk argues in court documents that his Twitter can’t be taken as factual because he tweets about zombie apocalypses and being a Martian
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Clive Palmer is demanding $500,000 from Aussie YouTube creator FriendlyJordies and threatening to sue for calling him a ‘dense Humpty Dumpty’

Australian billionaire and political donor Clive Palmer is threatening a defamation lawsuit against the YouTube channel Friendly Jordies and its main star, Jordan Shanks. The letter claims Shanks defamed Palmer by calling him, “Fatty McF—head” and “dense Humpty Dumpty.” A letter from Palmer’s lawyer demands $US500,000 in damages, legal costs, […]
Clive Palmer is demanding $500,000 from Aussie YouTube creator FriendlyJordies and threatening to sue for calling him a ‘dense Humpty Dumpty’
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A doctor is suing Google Australia over negative reviews calling him ‘incompetent’ and a ‘fraud’ – but the tech giant says the criticism is fair game

A doctor is suing Google over negative reviews posted on the company’s reviews platform which called him ‘incompetent’ and a ‘fraud’, the ABC reports. In court documents filed on Friday, Google argues the plaintiff’s “extravagant” approach to marketing his services invites “robust criticism” – which the company provides a platform […]
A doctor is suing Google Australia over negative reviews calling him ‘incompetent’ and a ‘fraud’  – but the tech giant says the criticism is fair game
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Residents of an Aboriginal community are suing Channel Seven for defamation

Channel Seven used footage of people from an Aboriginal community for a controversial segment on its “Sunrise” show. The segment was about non-Indigenous families adopting abused Aboriginal children and it failed to meet broadcasting standards. Channel Seven attempted to blur out people’s faces in the footage but the subjects say […]
Residents of an Aboriginal community are suing Channel Seven for defamation
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David Leyonhjelm won’t be apologising to Sarah Hanson-Young

If Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young carries through on her threat to sue fellow crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm over comments he made about her sex life, then it appears inevitable after Leyonhjelm rejected her demand this afternoon. Hanson-Young’s lawyer sent the Liberal Democrat senator a “Concerns Notice” on Wednesday, giving him […]
David Leyonhjelm won’t be apologising to Sarah Hanson-Young
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Kevin Rudd is suing the ABC

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he has begun legal proceedings against the ABC in the wake of the national broadcaster publishing a story on the Labor government’s fatal home insulation from leaked Cabinet documents. Four people died during the 2009 home insulation program (HIP), rolled out as economic stimulus […]
Kevin Rudd is suing the ABC
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Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush is suing The Daily Telegraph for defamation

Actor Geoffrey Rush is suing Sydney’s Daily Telegraph for defamation over claims of alleged inappropriate behaviour with female actor in a Sydney Theatre Company (STC) production. The Telegraph first published the allegations on November 30, which allegedly occurred during a 2015 production of King Lear. The Oscar-winning actor has denied […]
Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush is suing The Daily Telegraph for defamation
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‘Revenge Porn’ Site Founder Ordered To Pay $250,000 In Defamation Suit

[credit provider=”Anderson/YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Pr60saneo”] “Revenge porn” king Hunter Moore has been ordered to pay $250,000 in damages to the founder of an anti-bullying website, Nathan Mattise of Ars Technica reports.Moore, who founded two websites that let people post naked pictures of their exes, falsely accused Bullyville.com website founder of being a […]
‘Revenge Porn’ Site Founder Ordered To Pay $250,000 In Defamation Suit
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Former Congressional Candidate Can’t Sue HuffPost For Calling Him An Arsonist

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] A former congressional candidate dubbed an arsonist by the Huffington Post can’t sue the news outlet because he waited too long to bring his case before the court.When Jack Shepard ran for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District in 2010, HuffPost ran an article with […]
Former Congressional Candidate Can’t Sue HuffPost For Calling Him An Arsonist
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New York Daily News Accused Of Potraying An Innocent Man As A Scamming Dentist

[credit provider=”stoic/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stoic1/2730226521/”] A man who claims he was defamed when the New York Daily News used his picture to illustrate a story about a scheming dentist is suing the popular newspaper, Courthouse News Service reported Tuesday. In its article “Crooked Brooklyn Dentist Lawrence Bruckner Pleads Guilty to Bilking Medicaid,” the […]
New York Daily News Accused Of Potraying An Innocent Man As A Scamming Dentist
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A Beef Company Has A Major Problem With ABC’s ‘Pink Slime’ Coverage

Beef Products Inc. has filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics dubbed “pink slime,” alleging the network misled consumers to believe the product is unhealthy and unsafe.The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based company is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 “false […]
A Beef Company Has A Major Problem With ABC’s ‘Pink Slime’ Coverage
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Steve Wynn Awarded $20 Million In Feud With ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder

Casino mogul Steve Wynn has won a $20 million jury verdict in his slander suit claiming the creator of “Girls Gone Wild” spread rumours that Wynn made death threats against him, the AP is tweeting.”Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis had previously claimed that Wynn threatened to murder him and […]
Steve Wynn Awarded $20 Million In Feud With ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder
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A Texas Sheriff Is Being Sued For Acting On A Psychic’s Tip

[credit provider=”queercatkitten/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/in2thewoodz9/3469372321/”] A self-proclaimed psychic told police 25 to 30 dismembered bodies were buried under a Houston-area house.The couple living in that house is not happy.
A Texas Sheriff Is Being Sued For Acting On A Psychic’s Tip