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Radio station owes student misidentified as porn star

A pair of Kansas City morning show hosts’ attempt at ribald humor cost their radio station’s parent company $1 million after a federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas, found that they libeled a University of Kansas law student whom they misidentified as a pornographic actress.

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From paper to punitive

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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Guess?’s Marciano must pay $55M for libel

Guess? Inc. co-founder Georges Marciano must pay $55 million in damages for attempting to ruin the reputation of his former accountant, a California judge ruled. Elizabeth Allen White in Los Angeles issued the libel damages in a ruling Wenesday, a ...

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