Whispers And Warnings For May 8th

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Brian Burke lawsuit puts anonymous commenting back in the spotlight
“When Brian Burke filed a defamatory lawsuit against 18 anonymous Internet users in April, the former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager said he was aiming ‘to stop people who post comments on the Internet from thinking they can fabricate wild stories with impunity.'”

Online Defamation: What you need to know
“Shock and disbelief. This was Julie Posetti’s reaction to discovering that the Editor-in-Chief of The Australian was suing her for defamation. The substance of his complaint? Three tweets.”

Mockingbird Author Sues: Harper Lee Files Lawsuit Against Literary Agent
“Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has sued her literary agent, claiming he tricked her into assigning the copyright on her book to him, Reuters reported.”

Author says Muslim group’s $30M libel suit will expose terror ties
“Muslims of the Americas, a group founded in the 1980s by elusive Pakistani Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, is suing the Christian Action Network for defamation and libel following CAN’s recent publication of the book ‘Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamist Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.'”

Judge Finds Sammy Hagar Didn’t Libel Woman Mentioned In His Memoir
“A judge has ruled Sammy Hagar did not defame a Playboy bunny in his 2011 autobiography, ‘Red.'”

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