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Libel Law
Chris Hogan v. Michael K. Winder, et al.

Chris Hogan lost his job with the Utah Telecommunications Open
Infrastructure Agency, or “UTOPIA,” a state agency charged with upgrading
high-speed internet access. Claiming he was fired for revealing a conflict of
interest in contract awards, he threatened to sue the agency for wrongful
termination. Shortly after making this threat, he was subject to several
unflattering m... More...
   $0 (08-06-2014 - UT)

Cathie Reisler v. Keith Reisler

Cathie Reisler appeals the trial court’s final decree of divorce, dissolving her marriage to Keith Reisler and dividing their marital property. Cathie Reisler raises four issues on appeal arguing the trial court erred when it: (1) awarded Keith Reisler a disproportionate share of the community estate because it made numerous calculation errors in the property division; (2) failed to award her a ... More...   $0 (08-05-2014 - TX)

Jesse Ventura v. Chris Kyle

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura sued former Navy Seal Chris Kyle on libel claiming that he was defamed by Kyle in the book that he wrote entitled "American Sniper" in which he claimed that have punched out a "celebrity" called "Scruff Face" at a bar. Kyle later identified "Scruff Face" as Venture and claimed that Venture disparaged the United States in remarks made in the bar.

K... More...
   $1845477 (08-01-2014 - MN)

Matthew Bristow v. David Perkins, Jr.

Matthew Bristow v. David Perkins, Jr.

Issue # 1.
Filed Date: 04/23/2012
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Disposed: DISMISSED - WITH PREJUDICE, 07/30/2014. Dismissed- Settled.

The Plaintiff alleged in his Petiton, the following:

1. This is a ci... More...
   $1 (07-30-2014 - OK)

Cynthia Paroski v. Stavick2 Inc. d/b/a Tropix

Cynthia Paroski appeals the trial court’s judgment in favor of Stavick2 Inc. d/b/a Tropix (Tropix). In several issues, Paroski generally contends the trial court erred in entering judgment against her because there was no enforceable contract between Tropix and the employee she hired, and (2) Tropix engaged in a fraudulent transfer. For the following reasons, we affirm the trial court’s judgme... More...   $0 (07-30-2014 - TX)

Salem Abraham v. Daniel Greer and Fix The Facts Foundation d/b/a AgendaWise

Is a public official always a public official . . . that seems to be the underlying question in the appeal before us.
Salem Abraham appeals from an order dismissing his lawsuit for libel against Daniel Greer and Fix the Facts Foundation, d/b/a AgendaWise (collectively referred to as AgendaWise). The order of dismissal was entered pursuant to Chapter 27 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies ... More...
   $0 (07-25-2014 - TX)

James Demetriades v. Yelp, Inc.

Plaintiff James Demetriades, who operates restaurants in Mammoth Lakes, filed a complaint seeking an injunction under the Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200 et seq. (UCL)) and False Advertising Law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17500 et seq. (FAL)) to prevent defendant Yelp, Inc. (Yelp), the operator of a popular online website that contains customer reviews of businesses, from making cl... More...   $0 (07-24-2014 - CA)

American Heritage Capital, LP v. Dinah Gonzalez and Alan Gonzalez

American Heritage Capital, LP sued Alan and Dinah Gonzalez for defamation and tortious interference with prospective business relationships. AHC nonsuited its claims against Dinah. The trial judge dismissed AHC’s claims against Alan based on Alan’s motion to dismiss under the Citizens Participation Act, Chapter 27 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. The judge later awarded Alan atto... More...   $0 (07-01-2014 - TX)

International Insurance Brokers, Ltd., LLC v. Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

International Insurance Brokers, Ltd., LLC v. Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

Issue # 1.
Filed Date: 12/31/2013
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Disposed: DISMISSED ... More...
   $0 (06-25-2014 - OK)

Guerra & Moore, L.L.P. v. J. Michael Moore and David Lumber

Seeking a bill of review, Appellant Mark Cantu petitioned the trial court to set aside its August 4, 2008 judgment against him for $1.6 million in damages for legal fees in a product liability suit claiming the wrongful death of Santa Magdalena Gonzalez. His petition alleged that Appellees Guerra & Moore, LLP, Carlos Guerra, J. Michael Moore, and David Lumber conspired to defraud him of the legal ... More...   $0 (06-25-2014 - TX)

Michael O. Pickens v. Elizabeth Cordia, Pamela Pickens, T. Boone Pickens, Jr. and Thomas B. Pickens, III

Appellant Michael O. Pickens is the brother of appellees Elizabeth Cordia, Pamela Pickens, and Thomas B. Pickens III, and the son of appellee T. Boone Pickens Jr. Appellees sued Michael for invasion of privacy by public disclosure of private facts, defamation, statutory libel, and intentional infliction of emotional distress for remarks he published about them on a blog. In addition, Pamela brough... More...   $0 (05-22-2014 - TX)

Digital Music News, LLC v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Escape Media Group, LLC, Real Party in Interest

Escape Media Group (Escape) operates an Internet service called Grooveshark through which users may upload and retrieve digital music files. UMG Recordings, Inc. owns an extensive music catalog that includes songs by such artists as Buddy Holly, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and The Who. In 2010, UMG sued Escape in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, alleging Escape infringed on copyrights a... More...   $0 (05-14-2014 - CA)

KBMT Operating Company, LLC, KBMT License Company, LLC, Brian Burns, Jackie Simien and Tracy Kennick v. Minda Lao Toledo

In this accelerated interlocutory appeal we must determine whether the trial court erred in failing to dismiss a physician’s defamation claim and award attorneys’ fees to the media defendants under the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”). See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. §§ 27.001-.011 (West Supp. 2013); see also id. § 27.008(b). We affirm the trial court’s order.

2... More...
   $0 (05-08-2014 - TX)

Christopher M. Comins v. Matthew Frederick Vanvoorhis

In this defamation case, Christopher Comins [“Comins”], appeals a trial court order entering partial final judgment in favor of Appellee/Cross-Appellant, Matthew VanVoorhis [“VanVoorhis”], for Comins’s failure to comply with the presuit notice


requirement of section 770.01, Florida Statutes (2008). Comins argues that the trial court erred because VanVoorhis is not a “me... More...
   $0 (04-11-2014 - FL)

GoDaddy.com, L.L.C. v. Hollie Toups, et al.

GoDaddy.com, LLC (“GoDaddy”) filed a petition in this Court seeking an order permitting an interlocutory appeal of the trial court’s order denying GoDaddy’s motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims on the basis that such claims are barred by section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (the “CDA”). See 47 U.S.C. § 230. We granted GoDaddy’s request to file an interlocutory appeal. Aft... More...   $0 (04-10-2014 - TX)

Jeff Joseph v. Missy Renee Dale

COMES NOW, the Plaintiff, and for his cause of action, states:

1. Jeff Joseph is an individual residing in Garfield County, Oklahoma and is the only heir of his father, Thomas Joseph.

2. Thomas Joseph was an individual residing in Garfield County, Oklahoma, who was killed on December 16, 2013, in his home in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, as a result of “penetrating gunshot wound... More...
   $0 (04-03-2014 - OK)

Jeffrey Bianca v. Independent School District No. 1 of Tulsa County

Jeffrey A. Bianca v. Independent School District No. 1 of Tulsa County

Issue # 1.
Filed Date: 08/29/2011
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Disposed: TRANSFERRED TO FEDERAL COURT, 10/17/2011. Dismissed- Transferred to Another Jurisdiction.

Defe... More...
   $0 (03-24-2014 - OK)

In Re: Amendments to the Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions



¶1 The Court has reviewed the recommendations of the Oklahoma Supreme Court Committee for Uniform Civil Jury Instructions that proposed Instructions should be adopted. The Court finds that the revisions should be adopt... More...
   $0 (03-24-2014 - OK)

Steven R. Graboff v. The Colleran Firm

This matter comes on before this Court on an appeal from an order of the District Court entered March 28, 2013, denying defendants-appellants, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (together the “AAOS”), motion for judgment as a matter of law and for judgment notwithstanding the verdict. For the reasons we set forth we will affirm ... More...   $0 (02-20-2014 - PA)

Jacqueline Barnhardt v. Open Harvest Cooperati

Jacqueline Barnhardt appeals the district court’s1 entry of summary judgment in favor of Open Harvest Cooperative (“Open Harvest”) on her claim alleging a

1The Honorable Warren K. Urbom, United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska.

violation of § 510 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1140. For the reasons discussed... More...
   $0 (02-07-2014 - NE)

Irina Chevaldina v. R.K./FL Management, Inc.

Irina Chevaldina appeals an order granting a preliminary injunction1 to “enjoin tortious interference, stalking, trespass and defamatory blogs” entered in favor of Raanan Katz and the other named appellees, plaintiffs in the circuit court.2 We vacate the order and injunction.


Raanan Katz and RK Associates own and manage commercial properties in South Florida. Ms. Cheva... More...
   $0 (02-05-2014 - FL)

Christopher Horvath v. Joya Minard and Aaron Minard

Christopher Horvath sued Joya Minard and Aaron Minard on libel and slander theories claiming:

1. The Plaintiff is a resident of Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma.

2. The Defendant is a resident of Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma.

3. Mr. Minard is a resident of Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma.

4. The incidents giving rise to this cause of action occurred in Tulsa C... More...
   $1 (01-27-2014 - OK)

Rhonda Holmes v. Courtney Love

Rhonda Holmes sued Courtney Love on a libel theory claiming that Love had slandered the plaintiff by posting a tweet on Twitter accusing Love of falsely suggested that an attorney who had represented her in a planned litigation against the estate of her late husband, Kurt Cobian, had been bribed to quit that case. She claimed that Holmes had been "bought off." Plaintiff sought $8 million in compe... More...   $0 (01-25-2014 - CA)

Arshad Yousuf, M.D. v. George Cohlmia, M.D.

American National Property and Casualty Company (ANPAC) appeals from the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Physicians Liability Insurance Company (PLICO) in a dispute regarding ANPAC’s breach of its duty to defend a co-insured. PLICO cross-appeals the district court’s denial of its motion for prejudgment interest. We AFFIRM.


In November 2004, Dr. Asha... More...
   $0 (01-21-2014 - OK)

Jeff Greene v. Times Publishing Co.

Jeff Greene appeals a final judgment and order dismissing his complaint against Times Publishing Company, Miami Herald Media Company, and three reporters for libel. Concluding that the complaint states a legally sufficient cause of action against each defendant, we reverse and remand the case to the circuit court for further proceedings.

I. Parties

Greene was a candidate for nominati... More...
   $0 (01-15-2014 - FL)

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