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Posted: Mar 20, 2019, 2:11 PM
A trial court properly dismissed defamation and tortious interference claims brought by an attorney who had represented indigent mothers in Genesee County child-protective proceedings, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Aug 15, 2016, 12:25 PM
Tweets meant to ridicule and satirize another’s social media presence in a humorous way are parody and thus protected by the First Amendment Right to Free Speech according to a recent opinion issued by the Michigan Court of Appeals (COA).
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015, 12:40 PM
In Eddington v Torrez, 311 Mich App 198 (2015), the Court of Appeals addressed a narrow issue regarding defamation cases: "whether statements made to police regarding criminal activity are absolutely privileged and therefore immune from suit for defamation."
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Posted: Jan 7, 2014, 2:15 PM
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s ruling that the statements made online were not actually facts, because they were “loose, figurative or hyperbolic language.” Seaton v Tripadvisor, 728 F.3d 592, 597 (2013).
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