Press Release

The Ninth Circuit upheld the denial of the Bloom Firm’s anti-SLAPP motion in a case relating to a press release it issued suggesting Steve Wynn instructed female “ShowStoppers” performers to strip to their bras and panties, put on heels and apply more makeup to be “sexually appealing.” The Bloom defendants published the release knowing that no witness could confirm Wynn had any role in giving the instructions, and a jury could find the defendants “acted with actual malice” in publishing the release.

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Sidney Powell Seeks Dismissal of Dominion’s $1.3 Billion Defamation Suit

Conservative lawyer Sidney Powell asked a federal court in Washington Monday to throw out the $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit that Dominion Voting Systems filed against her for spreading a baseless conspiracy that the voting machine company helped to “steal” the election from former President Donald Trump.

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DOJ Article

The Second Circuit upheld the dismissal of a defamation suit brought against the New York Times by a former Department of Justice attorney over an article about alleged gender bias, favoritism and groping in his unit. The court ruled an “ordinary reader” of the story would understand that an intern’s declaration in a civil case, which alleged the attorney’s conduct at a happy hour was “unwelcome,” was a report of an official proceeding.

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George Zimmerman

A federal court in Florida granted Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren’s motion to dismiss George Zimmerman’s libel and defamation suit relating to tweets the politicians made about the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The court dismissed the suit as a shotgun pleading and ruled Zimmerman failed to sufficiently allege an essential element of defamation.

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