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Court revives Cumberland zoo’s defamation claim against PETA (access required)

A Cumberland zoo can pursue its defamation claim against an animal rights group that blogged about its federal lawsuit alleging the facility mistreated animals, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled last week. In its unreported decision, the Court of Special Appeals said ...

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Sandy Hook parents can pursue defamation claims

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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