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Oct 9, 2014

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.

Sep 3, 2014

Tort : Libel – Invasion Of Privacy – Emotional Distress

Doe v. Hagar (MLW No. 66889/Case No. 13-2156 – 16 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Bright, J.)

Jun 18, 2014

Glenn Beck moves to dismiss bombing-related libel lawsuit

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck doesn’t dispute that he made a mistake, but believes the First Amendment shields him from a libel lawsuit related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Nov 2, 2011

Tort: Libel – Tortious Interference – BBB Rating

Castle Rock Remodeling, LLC v. Better Business Bureau of Greater St. Louis, Inc. (MLW No. 62915/Case No. ED96214 – 19 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Dowd Jr., P.J.)

Sep 13, 2009

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 o[...]

Sep 4, 2009

St. Louis solo nabs $10M verdict in Fla. libel case

A St. Louis lawyer has won a $10 million jury verdict in Florida in a libel suit against The St. Petersburg Times. Solo practitioner Ira Berkowitz represented a doctor, Harold Kennedy, who sued the newspaper for libel in 2005 over three articles about Kennedy’s departure from a position at a Veterans Affairs medical center near […]

Aug 28, 2009

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 publicist for Marciano’s former accountant, Gary Iskowitz, said in an e-mailed statement. “Marciano set out […]

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