The wife of a county official said she won’t let a “frivolous” defamation lawsuit filed against the couple by the Trumbull County engineer stop her from exercising her First Amendment right to free speech.Read More
As doctors and hospitals throw considerable resources behind legal fights, some patients face huge legal bills for posting negative reviews.Read More
Leslie Machado provided an update on cases in which anti-SLAPP special motions to dismiss were filed. The cases were filed in D.C. federal court and D.C. Superior Court. Notably, the Superior Court stayed its case pending the resolution of a virtually-identical case in Ohio.Read More
PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni published an Op-Ed in Ohio that ran in several newspapers across the state advocating for anti-SLAPP legislation in Ohio. The Op-Ed is published in full below.
Immediately following a report by the New York Times that he allegedly sexually assaulted numerous women throughout his career, Harvey Weinstein threatened to sue the Times for defamation. For First Amendment legal scholars, this comes as no surprise. There’s a long history of powerful bullies attempting to use the legal system to silence their critics.Read More
Benjamin J. Marrison of the Columbus Dispatch recently wrote a column advocating for anti-SLAPP legislation in Ohio:
“One of the things readers tell us they value most about The Dispatch is our commitment to watchdog, investigative reporting.
We have intelligent, savvy readers. Based on feedback over the years, it’s clear you appreciate the difficulty of watchdog journalism because you understand the time commitment it requires to dig deep into a subject and the blowback we get from those who are the subjects of our investigative efforts.Read More
University of Mississippi’s basketball coach settled a defamation lawsuit with a cab driver and a valet stemming from a dispute over a ride.Read More
After Cincinnati TV reporter Hagit Limor started investigating a chain of dental practices, the dentist sued her sources for libel.Read More