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Charles Oakley sues Knicks owners, claiming defamation

NEW YORK — Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley sued the team’s owners Tuesday, saying he was defamed when they claimed he committed assault and was an alcoholic after his February arrest at a game. The lawsuit details how ...

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Fox, Glenn Beck, others off hook in ‘clock kid’ defamation suit

The Muslim boy who found himself in the national spotlight after he was wrongfully arrested for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school has lost in a defamation lawsuit against conservative media companies and personalities. The lawsuit accused Fox Television ...

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Fourth Department – Accadia Site Contracting v. Skurka

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Defamation Statements Sufficiency – Defamatory Connotation Accadia Site Contracting v. Skurka CA 14-01909 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The plaintiff was awarded a road construction project by the City of Niagara Falls. It commenced ...

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Second Circuit – Defamation: Ricci v. Teamsters Union Local 456

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – Defamation – Communications Decency Act – Immunity   Ricci v. Teamsters Union Local 456 14-1732 Judges Jacobs, Lohier and Swain   Background: The plaintiffs appealed from the dismissal of his defamation ...

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Fourth Department – Defamation: Fiore v. Town of Whitestown

Appellate Division, Fourth Department – Defamation – State Official – Statements Made Within the Ambit of Duties   Fiore v. Town of Whitestown CA 14-00914 Appealed from Supreme Court, Oneida County   Background: The plaintiff-petitioner was formerly employed by the defendant-respondent ...

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New York State Court of Appeals – Defamation: Davis, et al. v. Boeheim, et al.

New York State Court of Appeals – Defamation – Alleging Economic Motivation – Opinion   Davis, et al. v. Boeheim, et al. No. 145 Judge Rivera   Background: The plaintiffs commenced an action against the defendants Syracuse University and the University’s ...

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SCOTUS: Angry pilot case pits defamation v. immunity

In a case that pits First Amendment defamation principles against statutory immunity rules, the U.S. Supreme Court will address whether an airline can face liability for reporting that a plane passenger — one of the airline’s own pilots ­— might ...

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Fourth Department — Defamation: Lang v. Beoheim and Syracuse University

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Defamation Sex Abuse Allegation Reaction —Expression of Opinion Lang v. Beoheim and Syracuse University CA 13-00451 Appealed from Supreme Court, Onondaga County Background: The plaintiffs commenced a defamation action seeking damages for statements made by the ...

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