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Libel Law
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)

Janetta Blakely v. Ethan Rieves

Plaintiff, Janetta Blakely, by and through her attorney, J.P. Longacre, and for her said Cause of action against the Defendant, Ethan Rieves, alleges and states as follows:

1) Plaintiff’s cause of action is for false arrest and imprisonment, malicious prosecution, libel and slander contrary to
Oklahoma State law and contrary to the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment of the United Stat... More...
   $0 (01-13-2014 - OK)

Erin Bates v. P.C. Cast, a/k/a Phyllis Cast

¶1 Plaintiff/Appellant Erin Bates (Plaintiff) seeks review of the trial court's order granting the motion to dismiss of Defendants/Appellees P.C. Cast, a/k/a Phyllis Cast, an individual, Kristin Cast, an individual, and St. Martin's Press, a Foreign Limited Liability Company (individually, by name, or, collectively, Defendants) on Plaintiff's claims to actual and punitive damages for defamation, ... More...   $0 (01-03-2014 - OK)

Ricky D. Ross v. William Leonard Roberts II

Plaintiff and appellant Ricky D. Ross is a former criminal who achieved some sort of celebrity status due, in part, to the enormous scale of his cocaine-dealing operations. Defendant and respondent William Leonard Roberts II is a famous rap musician who goes by the name “Rick Ross.” His lyrics frequently include fictional accounts of selling cocaine. Plaintiff sued Roberts and other defendants... More...   $0 (12-23-2013 - CA)

Anil Vazirani v. Mark V. Heitz

Anil Vazirani is an independent insurance agent, also known as a producer, who contracts with insurance companies to sell life-insurance and annuity products. He owns and manages Vazirani & Associates Financial, LLC and Secured Financial Solutions, LLC. We will refer to both him and his businesses as Vazirani. Vazirani contracted with Aviva Life and Annuity Company, a provider of life-insurance an... More...   $0 (12-20-2013 - KS)

Estate of Addison Darnell Lewis v. James D. Filipski

The Estate of Addison Darnell Lewis, Mae Francis Garson, a personal representative, sued James D. Filipski on a negligence theory claiming:

The Parties

1. That Addison Damell Lewis died on February 18, 2010.

2. The Estate of Addison Darnell Lewis is currently in probate in Custer County, Oklahoma.

3. Mae Francis Grayson brings this suit pursuant to 120.5. § 105... More...
   $1 (12-11-2013 - OK)

Issiah Andra v. Left Gate Property Holdings, Inc.

Issiah Andra appeals the judgment of the trial court dismissing Andra’s claims against Left Gate Property Holding, Inc., d/b/a Texas Direct Auto (“Left Gate”) for lack of personal jurisdiction. We affirm.


In July 2011, Andra purchased a 2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali (“the vehicle”) which was offered for sale by Left Gate on the eBay website. Andra reviewed the info... More...
   $0 (11-26-2013 - MO)

Joshua N. Thomas v. Officers Tim Gavin, Chuck Tygart, Jess Bernhard and Adam Olson

While attending North Liberty Fun Days in 2007, the plaintiff alleges he was wrongfully assaulted and arrested by officers of the North Liberty Police Department and deputies of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. He filed suit against the City of North Liberty, Johnson County, and the officers and deputies involved. The district court dismissed his case, finding the defendants were entitled to... More...   $0 (11-04-2013 - IA)

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