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Deal leads to posts removed from

A Maryland man who sued gossip website claiming it published defamatory statements about him, including that he is a “child stalker,” “a predator” and was dishonorably discharged from the military (he said he received an honorable discharge), entered into a confidential settlement Monday with the website and its operator and commentator, Nik Richie.

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Baltimore councilwoman to dismiss suit against blogger

The attorney for a Baltimore councilwoman says she will dismiss her libel and defamation suit against a blogger. Councilwoman Belinda Conaway sued political blogger Adam Meister and his publisher for $21 million over a column that alleged she doesn’t ...

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Libel suit against lawyers fails on appeal

An owner of a title company that was accused of mortgage fraud can’t sue the plaintiffs’ attorneys for defamation, the Court of Special Appeals held Friday. Stephen P. Norman alleged that the class-action lawyers defamed him by talking to the ...

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In Praise of Moot-Court Judging

On Saturday, I spent a rejuvenating morning serving as a judge for the semi-final round of a moot-court competition hosted by American University’s Washington College of Law. My service to the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition stirred ...

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The chilling effect of “libel tourism”

Responding to fear of foreign libel lawsuits, the House of Representatives passed a bill Saturday on “libel tourism.” H.R. 6146 aims to prevent American courts from enforcing some foreign libel judgments, according to an editorial in the New York Times. ...

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