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St. Louis attorney wins $10 million libel verdict against St. Petersburg Times

St. Louis solo practitioner Ira Berkowitz (pictured) sued The St. Petersburg Times on behalf of a St. Louis cardiologist. On Aug. 28, a jury levied a $10.1 million verdict against the Florida newspaper. If it stands, the verdict will rank among the top 10 largest defamation awards against media institutions over the last 30 years.

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Lawyer Elbert Walton sued for libel in Oregon

St. Louis attorney Elbert Walton is being accused of sending out defamatory letters and e-mails alleging an affair between his estranged wife, former Democratic state rep. Juanita Head Walton, and an African American Chamber of Commerce president. The African American ...

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Chamber claims St. Louis attorney caused losses of $1M, defamed estranged wife

An African-American chamber of commerce in Portland, Ore., has filed a lawsuit against St. Louis attorney Elbert Walton alleging that Walton sent out defamatory letters and e-mails concerning his estranged wife and the chamber’s president. The African-American Chamber of Commerce ...

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Tort: Defamation – Damages – Insurer Defendant

Where plaintiff won a defamation action against his insurer based on statements made by the insurer in a letter denying plaintiff’s claim for loss after a fire, the insurer’s motion for directed verdict failed to preserve for appeal the issues ...

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