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#Defamation

From TheJournal.ie Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against 'disgraceful' Australian publisher Name And Age

Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against 'disgraceful' Australian publisher

Bauer Media claimed the actor lied about her name, age and background to advance her career.

From TheJournal.ie Blogger awarded £24k in damages after suing Katie Hopkins for defamation Think Before You Tweet

Blogger awarded £24k in damages after suing Katie Hopkins for defamation

Jack Monroe’s lawyer said “the price of not saying sorry has been very high” in this case.

From TheJournal.ie Cambodian PM sues main rival for defamation, threatens to seize and sell opposition HQ if he wins Hun Sen

Cambodian PM sues main rival for defamation, threatens to seize and sell opposition HQ if he wins

Hun Sen, who has been in power in the Asian country for 32 years, says he will use the money to ‘build homes for handicapped people’.

From TheJournal.ie Declan Ganley alleges RTÉ defamed him by implying he had links to organised crime Prime Time

Declan Ganley alleges RTÉ defamed him by implying he had links to organised crime

The broadcaster denies this and said the businessman had a tendency to make false or exaggerated claims.

From TheJournal.ie University dean awarded €2.7m over false Rolling Stone rape story Defamation

University dean awarded €2.7m over false Rolling Stone rape story

Nicole Eramo had sought $7.5 million (€6.6 million) in damages after an article claimed she had discouraged reporting of an alleged gang rape.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue sheriff suing RTÉ and plumber for defamation on Gerry Ryan Show Co Meath

Revenue sheriff suing RTÉ and plumber for defamation on Gerry Ryan Show

The show was aired on the national broadcaster station on 15 April 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Australian teenager sues media over photograph of his mullet haircut Striking Mullet

Australian teenager sues media over photograph of his mullet haircut

The New South Wales District Court judge in the case has dismissed all of the actions taken by Ali Mosslmani bar one.

From TheJournal.ie Rolling Stone heading to trial over debunked story of college rape Defamation

Rolling Stone heading to trial over debunked story of college rape

A defamation trial against the magazine is set to begin tomorrow over the article “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA”.

From TheJournal.ie Italian village to sue Charlie Hebdo over "tactless" earthquake cartoons Amatrice

Italian village to sue Charlie Hebdo over "tactless" earthquake cartoons

A series of cartoons depicting Italians crushed under plates of pasta appeared in the French satirical weekly following last month’s earthquake which killed nearly 300 people.

From TheJournal.ie Family of The Pianist star win defamation appeal over Nazi collaborator claims Appeal

Family of The Pianist star win defamation appeal over Nazi collaborator claims

Wladyslaw Szpilman was played by Adrian Brody in the 2002 film The Pianist.

From TheJournal.ie Man falsely accused of stealing mop loses €75k defamation claim Dunnes Stores

Man falsely accused of stealing mop loses €75k defamation claim

He had been upset and concerned that other customers were looking at him.

From TheJournal.ie Teen wins €2,500 damages from Luas operator after driver insinuated she was a pickpocket Defamation

Teen wins €2,500 damages from Luas operator after driver insinuated she was a pickpocket

17-year-old Rebecca Conroy had sought €38,000 in defamation damages.

From The42 Paul Kimmage ordered to pay over €10k for defamation of former UCI president Costly Decision

Paul Kimmage ordered to pay over €10k for defamation of former UCI president

The Irish journalist had claimed that Hein Verbruggen had tolerated doping and covered up positive drugs tests.

From TheJournal.ie Juries shouldn't put a price on defamation, says Press Council chief Defamation

Juries shouldn't put a price on defamation, says Press Council chief

Daithi O Ceallaigh pointed out that damages are sometimes far in excess of any misdemeanour committed by a publication.

From TheJournal.ie Irish badminton player ordered to pay €30k for assaulting and defaming woman Baldoyle Centre

Irish badminton player ordered to pay €30k for assaulting and defaming woman

Nigel Boyne was told by a judge today to pay the manager of Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Jean Denihan, €30,000 in damages.

From TheJournal.ie Judge dismisses case after man bases slander claim on law that no longer exists Fighting Neighbours

Judge dismisses case after man bases slander claim on law that no longer exists

Gerard Martin Fulham claimed he was defamed at a community association meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Cork fishermen to sue The Guardian over migrant workers article Defamation

Cork fishermen to sue The Guardian over migrant workers article

The lawsuit relates to an article published in The Guardian in November.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin candidate welcomes apology from former councillor over 'fake syringes' allegation Wicklow

Sinn Féin candidate welcomes apology from former councillor over 'fake syringes' allegation

General election candidate John Brady had taken a defamation case against former Bray Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin politician ordered to pay almost £50k over defamatory tweet Defamation

Sinn Féin politician ordered to pay almost £50k over defamatory tweet

In his ruling today, Justice Stephens described Phil Flanagan’s tweet as “a most serious libel and is grossly defamatory”.

From TheJournal.ie Six family members kicked off bus lose defamation claim Bus Eireann

Six family members kicked off bus lose defamation claim

The court heard Jennifer Dardis had previous convictions for theft and having had possession of “some sort of weapon”.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for 30 years for 'insulting' Thai royals on Facebook Defamation

Man jailed for 30 years for 'insulting' Thai royals on Facebook

And there is no right for the man to appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O’Brien has asked another website to remove an article Busy

Denis O’Brien has asked another website to remove an article

Waterford Whispers yesterday removed an article after receiving a letter from O’Brien’s legal team.

From The42 Chael Sonnen: Aldo has threatened to sue me and the UFC over injury claims Defamation

Chael Sonnen: Aldo has threatened to sue me and the UFC over injury claims

“I don’t want to go around saying the guy put out two x-rays if that’s not true.”

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Today's top stories in 6 seconds

All the day’s news so far? You’ll find it here.

From TheJournal.ie Model Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby for defamation Rape Claims

Model Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby for defamation

This comes after Cosby’s denial that he raped the former model in 1982.

From TheJournal.ie Court verdict for meat trader who claims he was "hung out" during horsemeat scandal Defamation

Court verdict for meat trader who claims he was "hung out" during horsemeat scandal

McAdam Food Products is suing ABP foods for alleged defamation.

Heat says sorry for 'unfounded report' on Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's marriage

The couple sued Heat Magazine for defamation over an article published last month.

From TheJournal.ie Fidelma Healy Eames 'vindicated' by Irish Daily Mail apology Sorry

Fidelma Healy Eames 'vindicated' by Irish Daily Mail apology

The newspaper published two stories in 2012 about volunteer work the Senator had done.

From TheJournal.ie Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late Irish Slang

Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late

The BAI agreed with RTÉ that the word has a broader meaning.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy' Legal Advice

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'

RTÉ’s top brass faced the Oireachtas Communications Committee today with defamation laws on the agenda.

From TheJournal.ie Student falsely accused of taxi fare dodge granted stay on court costs awarded against him Eoin McKeogh

Student falsely accused of taxi fare dodge granted stay on court costs awarded against him

Eoin McKeogh lost a case against six newspapers over their reporting of his legal dispute with Google and Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Meat trader takes legal action against ABP over horsemeat scandal Horsemeat

Meat trader takes legal action against ABP over horsemeat scandal

McAdam Food Products claims it was defamed by the Larry Goodman-owned firm.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse Opinion

Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse

Proposals to introduce legislation to “curb” social media use are an unnecessary attack on free speech, writes Fergal Crehan.

From TheJournal.ie Press Council defends record after Denis O'Brien libel action Press Council

Press Council defends record after Denis O'Brien libel action

O’Brien was awarded €150,000 in damages in relation to an article by journalist Paul Drury published in the Irish Daily Mail.

From TheJournal.ie Associated Newspapers 'will consider an appeal' over Denis O'Brien ruling Denis O'Brien

Associated Newspapers 'will consider an appeal' over Denis O'Brien ruling

The Irish Daily Mail’s legal representative says the newspaper is “extremely disappointed” with this evening’s outcome.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien awarded €150k in damages in defamation case against newspaper Defamation

Denis O'Brien awarded €150k in damages in defamation case against newspaper

Businessman Denis O’Brien has been awarded damages following his defamation case against the Irish Daily Mail.

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The Evening Fix...now with 2 million added bubbles

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair to issue defamation proceedings against The Sun Fuel

Ryanair to issue defamation proceedings against The Sun

The airline said that they had decided to take legal action over what they termed as “false and inaccurate claims”.

From TheJournal.ie Louis Walsh 'completely vindicated' by Sun publisher's €500k settlement Settled This post contains videos

Louis Walsh 'completely vindicated' by Sun publisher's €500k settlement

The High Court was told this morning that the pop manager’s High Court defamation case against Newsgroup had been settled.

From TheJournal.ie Louis Walsh takes defamation case against Newsgroup Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh takes defamation case against Newsgroup

The X Factor judge is suing over an article published in the Sun newspaper in June last year.