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Aug 1, 2011

Blogger seeks dismissal of Baltimore councilwoman’s suit

A blogger being sued by a Baltimore councilwoman will be in court seeking the dismissal of the libel and defamation suit. Councilwoman Belinda Conaway is suing political blogger Adam Meister and his publisher for $21 million over a column that alleged she doesn’t live in the city. A motion to dismiss the suit is […]

Jul 19, 2011

Blogger Breitbart asks judge to toss defamation suit

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart asked Tuesday that a federal judge throw out a defamation case that former government employee Shirley Sherrod brought against him. Sherrod was ousted from her job as a Georgia rural development official last year after Breitbart posted an edited video of her making supposedly making racist remarks. […]

Jun 9, 2011

Inside the First Amendment: Partisan blogger Breitbart is reviled and revered

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart is highly partisan, frequently newsworthy and, likely depending on your political views, to be roundly admired or soundly criticized. But Breitbart is credited by all with first reporting the indiscreet tweets of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. It’s the latest in a series of headline-winning incidents involving the digital entrepreneur and his […]

Apr 12, 2011

Huffington Post, AOL face lawsuit from blogger

NEW YORK — A blogger and union activist has filed a lawsuit against AOL and the Huffington Post for not paying freelance bloggers. Jonathan Tasini’s suit, filed Tuesday, seeks class-action status on behalf of more than 9,000 writers and other content providers and asks for at least $105 million in damages. The suit names Huffington […]

Feb 14, 2011

Sherrod sues blogger who posted video leading to her dismissal at USDA

WASHINGTON — A former Agriculture Department employee who was shown in an edited video making what appeared to be racist remarks has sued the conservative blogger who posted the video that led to her dismissal. Shirley Sherrod said Monday that she is “still reeling” after she was ousted in a racial firestorm in July. USDA […]

May 9, 2010

Lawyer/blogger granted press pass

Jay Liner will receive a State House press pass after all. Liner, a Pikesville lawyer and blogger, learned last week that he had been cleared for media credentials by Gov. Martin O’Malley’s press office. Liner had been denied a press pass in January and filed a lawsuit the following month to force the O’Malley administration […]

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