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#Defamation

# defamation - Thursday 5 December, 2019

British cave diver felt 'humiliated' by Elon Musk 'pedo guy' tweet

Vernon Unsworth is suing the Tesla co-founder for defamation.

# defamation - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Self-help star Tony Robbins is suing Buzzfeed in the Irish High Court over a series of articles

Robbins is suing the UK arm of Buzzfeed for defamation.

# defamation - Monday 18 November, 2019

Judge dismisses woman's €75,000 claim for damages over €1 Marks and Spencer shopping bag

Judge John O’Connor described the case as completely over the top

# defamation - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

James McClean awarded €71k over defamatory remark made by former UUP councillor

McClean brought a defamation action against Chris McGimpsey.

# defamation - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Gardaí called in during chaotic scenes at Four Courts as defendant claims she was assaulted

Court staff called for the assistance of gardai who attended at the scene within minutes.

# defamation - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Law Reform Commission proposes extension of court privilege to bloggers and social media reporters

A new report by the commission has looked at possible amendments to the Defamation Act.

# defamation - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Father of Sandy Hook victim wins case against author who claimed the shooting never happened

The latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.

# defamation - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Local radio station Tipp FM retracts comments made about journalist following Lowry case

Elaine Byrne is now a columnist with the Sunday Business Post newspaper.

# defamation - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Ireland can remove the chill factor from defamation laws - and protect citizens' good names

If ‘falsity’ were to become an element of the tort (to be proved by the plaintiff) rather than a defence, then this would be a radical, but possibly beneficial change. writes Neville Cox, Professor in Law.

# defamation - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

James McClean wins apology and damages after Ulster Unionist Party councillor's 'defamatory remarks'

Last November UUP councillor Chris McGimpsey appeared on BBC Radio Ulster where he made remarks about James McClean.

# defamation - Monday 4 March, 2019

Man who had luggage searched by Dublin Airport police after alleged theft loses €75k defamation claim

The DAA was investigating the theft of a Giorgio Armani watch.

# defamation - Friday 1 March, 2019

Denis O'Brien loses defamation case against Sunday Business Post

O’Brien has taken a case against the Sunday Business Post over a set of articles published in March 2015.

# defamation - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Woman who alleges being accused of stealing €1 shopping bag from Dunnes Stores settles defamation case

Details of the settlement were not disclosed in court.

# defamation - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Court dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein

Judd can now pursue defamation claims against the disgraced producer.

Cynthia Owen of Dalkey 'House of Horrors' case suing Irish Daily Mail for defamation Exclusive

The case relates to an article published last summer.

# defamation - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $300,000 in legal fees

Daniels in her dismissed suit had accused Trump of defamation for characterising as a “total con job” her claims of a presidential affair.

# defamation - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Solicitor suing Amanda Brunker and Independent Newspapers for defamation

The case relates to a piece written by Brunker that appeared in The Herald.

# defamation - Monday 26 November, 2018

Dana secures six-figure settlement after defamatory Sunday World article

The piece was written in 2014.

# defamation - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life

The lawsuit is over what Leyonhjelm said in the media, as his upper house comments are protected by parliamentary privilege.

# defamation - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC

The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.

# defamation - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Man who was told he 'must be a drug dealer' by Spar store director awarded €25k in damages

The incident happened in a store in Lucan, Dublin on 31 October 2014.

# defamation - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Facebook post led classic story of wronged ex and new girlfriend to the defamation courts

Annoyed with your ex? Avoid posting on Facebook, writes Simon Carty.

# defamation - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Couple awarded €20,000 after being wrongly accused of not paying for a meal at a restaurant

The couple had been at the restaurant for a family meal.

# defamation - Monday 15 January, 2018

RTÉ journalist takes Apollo House organiser Brendan Ogle to court over Facebook post

An RTÉ story last year said that Ogle’s Unite union sought an exemption from providing social housing during Apollo House.

# defamation - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Media firm Vice apologises for 'toxic boy's club' culture

An investigation by The New York Times revealed four settlements against Vice employees for harassment or defamation.

# defamation - Thursday 16 November, 2017

From The42 Nadal wins damages in case against ex-French minister who claimed he hid positive drug test Defamation

Nadal wins damages in case against ex-French minister who claimed he hid positive drug test

Roselyne Bachelot made the accusations on French television last year.

# defamation - Friday 13 October, 2017

Denis O'Brien's appeal over Red Flag dossier dismissed

The businessman claimed the dossier was part of a campaign to damage his reputation.

# defamation - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Judge tells authors of book on Kinahan cartel to improve their defence in defamation proceeding

Derek Cervi has taken defamation proceedings against the authors and publishers of the book ‘The Cartel’.

# defamation - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Actor Rebel Wilson wins Australia's largest ever defamation payout over 'completely false' articles

The 37-year-old said she was sacked from two films following the publication of the articles.

# defamation - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'Defamation it is not': Judge dismisses Sarah Palin's lawsuit against New York Times

The judge said Palin failed to show the paper knew it was publishing false information.

# defamation - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors

Solicitors McCann FitzGerald had represented Monica Leech in three libel actions against the media group dating from 2005.

# defamation - Friday 14 July, 2017

Paul Murphy sends letter claiming he was 'defamed' by the Taoiseach

“You were acquitted but that doesn’t mean your behaviour was right.”

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?

A row has erupted between TD Paul Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the concluded Jobstown trial.

# defamation - Thursday 15 June, 2017

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.

# defamation - Friday 10 March, 2017

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.

# defamation - Sunday 5 February, 2017

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’.

# defamation - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

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.

# defamation - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

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.

# defamation - Friday 4 November, 2016

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.

# defamation - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

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.

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