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Case Number: 0:22-cv-61842
Judge: Raag Singhal
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Miami-Dade County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Alejandro Brito, Lindsey Halligan
Defendant's Attorney: George S. LeMieux, Brian M. Underwood, Jr., Eric Corey Edison, Eric P. Schroeder
Description: Miami, Florida personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiff, Donald Trump, who sued Defendant, Cable News Network, Inc. on libel and slander theories.
"Donald Trump v. Cable News Network, Inc. was a defamation lawsuit filed by former President Donald Trump against CNN on October 3, 2022. The lawsuit alleged that CNN had defamed Trump by calling him a "racist," a "Russian lackey," an "insurrectionist," and ultimately "Hitler."
Trump's lawsuit was based on the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech. He argued that CNN's statements were not protected by the First Amendment because they were false and defamatory.
CNN filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Trump's statements were protected by the First Amendment. The court granted CNN's motion to dismiss on July 28, 2023.
The court's decision was based on the following factors:
The statements at issue were made by CNN's journalists, who are entitled to a high level of First Amendment protection.
The statements were made in the context of news reporting, which is a constitutionally protected activity.
The statements were not false or defamatory.
The court's decision was a victory for CNN and for the First Amendment. It sends a message that journalists are free to report the news, even if their reporting is critical of public figures.
Trump's lawsuit was not without its supporters. Some people believe that CNN's statements were indeed false and defamatory, and that the court's decision was a miscarriage of justice. However, the court's decision is the law, and it is unlikely that Trump will be able to appeal the decision.
The case of Donald Trump v. Cable News Network, Inc. is a reminder of the importance of the First Amendment. The First Amendment protects the right of journalists to report the news, even if their reporting is critical of public figures. This right is essential to a free and democratic society."
Outcome: 07/28/2023 31 ORDER granting 20 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim. Closing Case. Signed by Judge Raag Singhal on 7/28/2023. See attached document for full details. (pb00) (Entered: 07/28/2023)