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Rebel Wilson Has 3.6M Reasons to Smile

She just won the biggest defamation payout ever in Australia

(Newser) - Rebel Wilson previously said she didn't care about the damages so much as the verdict in her successful defamation case against Bauer Media. She might care now. A Victorian Supreme Court justice has determined that Bauer, publisher of Australia's Woman's Day magazine, owes the actress $3.6... More »

Facebook May Sue UK Tab for Flubbed Sex Predator Story

Said reporter posing as girl harassed by men

(Newser) - Posing as a 14-year-old girl on Facebook, a Daily Mail reporter was bombarded by messages from 20- to 40-year-old men wanting "to perform a sex act"—only it was really another social networking site, and Facebook is livid and threatening to sue over the misreported story . The author... More »

Toyota Recall Spirals Into Lawsuit Frenzy

Car owners are suing over accidents and even lost value

(Newser) - The legal circus surrounding Toyota’s admitted safety issues has just begun, and could end up tacking billions more onto the final cost of the recall. Lawsuits are rolling in, and mainly fall into two camps: those seeking damages for accidents that may have been preventable, and those seeking compensation... More »

Courts Mull Restitution for Victims of Child Porn

Some argue that monetary damages are civil, not criminal matter

(Newser) - The latest conundrum in child pornography law is restitution, as courts try to nail down whether simply possessing offending images constitutes harm to the victim—and how much that damage is worth. A year ago, a man in possession of 10-year-old pictures of “Amy” was ordered to pay her... More »

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