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3 Nurses Sue for $1M After Airing COVID Views

Ontario RNs accused of spreading misinformation file complaint against nurses group, media org

(Newser) - Three nurses in Canada who saw repercussions after voicing conspiracy theories online about COVID have now filed a $1 million libel lawsuit. Per the CBC , the complaint by Kristen Nagle, Kristal Pitter, and Sara Choujounian—registered Dec. 13 against the Canadian Nurses Association, CNA executives, and Together News Inc., a...

Missing Apostrophe in Rant May Prove Costly

Defamation case hinges on punctuation

(Newser) - It's not unusual to come across an online rant with bad punctuation. But in this case, it might cost the author a hefty penalty. As a story in the Guardian explains, an Australian real estate agent unloaded on his boss in a Facebook post, accusing his superior of failing...

Report: Trump Campaign Memo Debunked Claims on Dominion

Lawyers touted baseless claims after Nov. 14 memo declared them false, per 'NYT'

(Newser) - The Trump campaign knew claims that Dominion used its voting machines to rig the 2020 presidential election were baseless within days of the election, before lawsuits were filed to that effect and lawyers touted the claims as fact in a Nov. 19 televised press conference , the New York Times reports....

Alexei Navalny: 'I'm Just a Horrible Skeleton'

Russian opposition leader blasts Putin, prosecutors in court

(Newser) - A transformed Alexei Navalny appeared in court in Moscow on Thursday for the first time since launching a hunger strike. The "visibly gaunt" Russian opposition leader didn't have a great time as Judge Kurysheva Natalia upheld his Feb. 20 conviction for defaming a veteran who’d publicly supported...

'Lies Have Consequences': Dominion Sues Fox News

Company says network knowingly spreads lies to boost its business

(Newser) - Dominion Voting has already sued Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani , pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell , and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for allegedly touting lies about election fraud. Now, it's suing the network on which they appeared. Dominion on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox...

2nd Sibling Sues Mariah Carey
2nd Sibling Sues
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2nd Sibling Sues Mariah Carey

Both take issue with claims of abuse in singer's memoir

(Newser) - Mariah Carey is now being sued by two of her siblings, whom she wrote about in her 2020 memoir. Carey's older brother, Morgan, has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan over mentions of violent interactions between himself and family members in The Meaning of Mariah Carey. In one passage, the...

Woman Sues Over Podcast on Woody Harrelson's Dad

Dr. Chrysanthe Parker: 'Son of a Hitman' unfairly paints me as 'very unusual witness' in murder trial

(Newser) - A Texas attorney and health care professional who was an eyewitness to the murder that put actor Woody Harrelson's father behind bars is now suing Spotify and others on the use of her interview for a podcast about the crime. Per Courthouse News , Dr. Chrysanthe Parker was a witness...

Dominion Goes After Giuliani in Massive New $1.3B Lawsuit

Trump attorney is latest to be hit with defamation complaint over false claims on voting machines

(Newser) - Dominion Voting Systems isn't playing around. The election technology firm sued lawyer and Trump ally Sidney Powell in early January, followed by a threat to sue MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell , over false claims that its voting machines were rigged to shift votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Now...

She Insulted the King. Now, a Record 43-Year Sentence

Thai ex-civil servant was originally supposed to get 87 years behind bars for violating lese-majeste law

(Newser) - A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a former civil servant to a record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country's strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy, lawyers said. The Bangkok Criminal Court found the woman guilty on 29 counts of violating...

Dominion Staffer Sues Trump Campaign: I Want My Life Back

Eric Coomer says he's had to go into hiding due to conspiracy theories about election 'rigging'

(Newser) - A high-ranking employee for a company that provided election equipment and software in 28 states has been subjected to harassment and death threats so alarming that he was forced to go into hiding a week after the election. Now, Eric Coomer says he wants his life back, and he's...

Hotel That Had American Jailed Is Furious With Tripadvisor

Sea View Resort and Spa given 'one-of-a-kind' warning label

(Newser) - American Wesley Barnes was made to apologize for his unkind reviews of a Thai resort hotel so as to avoid years in jail . But if the Sea View Resort and Spa in Koh Chang celebrated a victory, it was premature. Now that charges have been dismissed and Barnes has left...

American Escapes Jail Time After 'Stilted' Apology to Resort

Wesley Barnes had faced years behind bars for trashing Thai resort online, violating defamation law

(Newser) - Looks like Wesley Barnes won't see jail time after all. The American living in Thailand had complained online , including on the Tripadvisor site, about the Sea View Koh Chang resort, airing grievances about his stay there over the "unfriendly staff" and accusing the resort of "modern-day slavery"...

Tripadvisor Review Could Land American in Jail
Tripadvisor Review Could
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Tripadvisor Review Could Land American in Jail

Thailand resort sues Wesley Barnes after he posts slams online

(Newser) - Wesley Barnes did not enjoy his stay at the Sea View Resort in Thailand, as he made very clear in online reviews. Now the American faces two years in prison on defamation charges as a result, reports AFP . It appears the review that got Barnes into potentially deep trouble was...

She Claimed Politician Was a Pedophile, Now Owes $625K

Australian MP's accuser is unapologetic, to say the least

(Newser) - Internet trolls, beware: A conspiracy theorist who claimed a politician was involved in a pedophile ring has been ordered to pay more than half a million dollars. Last month, Anne Webster, a first-term Australian MP, and her husband sued Karen Brewer over a series of Facebook posts that claimed Webster...

Justice Dept. Moves to Help Trump With Accuser's Lawsuit

Or, as accuser E. Jean Carroll puts it, 'TRUMP HURLS BILL BARR AT ME'

(Newser) - President Trump might be getting some help from the Justice Department with the lawsuit one of his accusers filed against him last year. E. Jean Carroll, who says Trump raped her at a Manhattan department store in the 1990s, sued him for defamation over his public denial of ever having...

Parody Cow to Devin Nunes: 'Good Moooos'

Judge rules congressman can't sue Twitter over insulting accounts

(Newser) - A judge has delivered a blow to California Rep. Devin Nunes in ruling that he can't sue Twitter over insults posted by a fake internet cow . In a Friday decision, Judge John Marshall of Virginia wrote that Twitter was "immune from the defamation claims" under a federal law...

Tulsi Gabbard Not Going After Clinton Anymore

She drops defamation suit against the former secretary of state

(Newser) - "Plaintiffs Tulsi Gabbard and Tulsi Now, Inc. dismiss this action." So reads the Wednesday court filing that puts an end to Gabbard's defamation suit against Hillary Clinton. Gabbard sued Clinton in January over Clinton's late 2019 suggestion that the then-2020 candidate was a "Russian asset....

Trump Campaign Sues NYT Over Russia Op-Ed

Essay claimed Trump had deal with Putin to defeat Clinton in 2016

(Newser) - The campaign to reelect President Trump is suing the New York Times for defamation, saying it was responsible for an essay by a former executive editor for the newspaper that claimed the campaign made a deal with Russian officials to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. In the lawsuit filed in...

Kesha's Text to Lady Gaga About Katy Perry Just Cost Her

Judge rules 32-year-old singer defamed music producer Dr. Luke by claiming he'd raped Perry

(Newser) - A legal battle that's been raging for six years between Kesha Rose Sebert (aka singer-songwriter Kesha) and music producer Dr. Luke (full name: Lukasz Gottwald) just earned a notch for Gottwald. Kesha, now 32, had filed a 2014 lawsuit against Gottwald, accusing him of verbal abuse and sexual assault,...

Hillary Clinton Just Got Sued for $50M for Defamation

Tulsi Gabbard is not having that Russian asset accusation

(Newser) - Remember that time Hillary Clinton called a presidential candidate in her own party a Russian asset , and then everyone had a good chortle and ate scones and jam together ? No? Well, neither does the aforementioned presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who's now suing Clinton for defamation and $50 million...

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