Been following the Webster Bank/McMahon dispute?
A bitter, former partner posted three fake online reviews. Of course, all posts were negative. Jury awarded $150,000 in punitive damages.
I tell folks all the time that defamation cases are difficult. There are elements that the Plaintiff needs to establish. Plus, even if those elements are established, certain defenses may be available.
A couple from Texas was recently awarded $13.78 in an online libel case.
In a defamation case, a plaintiff has to prove the following:
In three separate libel cases, bloggers got hammered.
Two men who claim they were sexually abused by former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine recently filed a defamation lawsuit against head coach Jim Boeheim. Back in November, Boeheim dismissed the allegations of sexual abuse and called the accusers liars.