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Sandy Hook parents can pursue defamation claims

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Welcome to Monday, the 60th anniversary of the first live televised presidential news conference, featuring President John F. Kennedy. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Texas Supreme Court lets parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School ...

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Court reinstates Palin defamation suit against New York Times

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala.  An appeals court has revived a defamation lawsuit Palin brought against The New York Times. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals restored the lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, saying Palin must be allowed to collect evidence to support her claims. Still, it said Palin’s burden of proof was high to show the Times acted with actual malice when it published an editorial titled “America’s Lethal Politics” in 2017. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

NEW YORK — A defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times was restored by a federal appeals court Tuesday, giving the onetime Republican vice presidential nominee an opportunity to prove her claims that the newspaper falsely accused ...

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Infowars host Alex Jones moves to dismiss Sandy Hook lawsuit

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Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones argued he was acting as a journalist, comparing himself to the Washington Post reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal, when he questioned on his talk show "Infowars" the official narrative given by officials in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.

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Lawsuit: Baltimore Co. failed to address reported high school cyberbullying

Among the criminal
justice matters the
General Assembly
will examine this
year include strengthening
an existing law
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The parents of an Eastern Technical High School student are suing another student for allegedly defaming their daughter in social media postings, as well as the principal and the Baltimore County school board for not taking proper steps to address cyberbullying.

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4th Circuit holds Mosby is immune from Freddie Gray officers’ civil suits

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announces charges against six officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in May 2015. Five of the officers have alleged in civil suits that Mosby defamed them during her press conference. Mosby has denied the allegation and argues she was simply reading the statement of charges to the public. (File photo)

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby is entitled to immunity from civil lawsuits brought by five of the police officers she charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Monday in dismissing the cases.

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Attorney suing for defamation claims bar counsel was malicious

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A Virginia attorney suing the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission for defamation says her lawsuit should not be dismissed under sovereign immunity because the commission acted with “malice.” “With the facts before us, the Defendants continually exhibited malice and ill will ...

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