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PostPosted: October 29th, 2014, 7:53 pm 
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IT'S A SHAME THIS FIRM HAD TO PAY LAWYERS TO RESPOND TO SUCH RIDICULOUSNESS
Manuel Noriega's Call of Duty lawsuit dismissed by LA court

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/10/29/manue ... _truncated
"Manuel Noriega's attempt to sue Activision has been dismissed by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge who ruled that the former Panamanian dictator's unauthorized cameo in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is protected by America's free speech laws."

WHEN YOU ANGER ONE OF YOUR BEST JOURNALISTS, IT'S GOING TO AFFECT YOUR BOTTOM LINE
Top journalist quits the Sun-Times: Paper ‘no longer has the backs of reporters like me’ - See more at: http://www.cjr.org/united_states_projec ... -times.php
"Dave McKinney, Springfield bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, rocked the political and media world here yesterday—not by penning a hard-hitting story, as he has often done throughout his 19-year career at the paper, but by publicly resigning in open letter that questioned the paper’s editorial independence and accused top management of interfering with journalists’ work."

IN MY OPINION, MANY INTERNSHIPS ARE "LEGAL" SLAVERY. THE PRACTICE IS GROSSLY ABUSED.
NBCUniversal OKs $6.4M Settlement With Unpaid Interns

http://blogs.findlaw.com/celebrity_just ... terns.html
"NBCUniversal has agreed to settle claims brought by former interns who claimed they were required to work without pay on shows such as 'Saturday Night Live' in violation of labor laws."

MOST COMPANIES HAVE MORE MONEY THAN INDIVIDUALS, AND CAN AFFORD TO FILE LAWSUIT AS HARASSMENT
How libel chill is quashing negative online reviews

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/libel-chill-q ... 00416.html
"The aggressive action taken by some businesses against those who post negative reviews online about their product or service is having a chilling effect on some reviewers who fear being sued, observers say."

IF YOU GET SUED FOR LIBEL, (ALLEGEDLY) THREATENING TO KILL THE PLAINTIFF PROBABLY ISN'T A GREAT IDEA
Defendant in Hawkins Humane Society lawsuit accused of making death threats against plaintiff

http://www.timesnews.net/article/908202 ... -plaintiff
"A Rogersville man who was named as a defendant in a $800,000 slander and libel lawsuit filed by the Hawkins County Humane Society and three members is now being investigated for allegedly threatening to kill one of the plaintiffs."

WHEN YOU LIBEL REPEATEDLY, YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY REPEATEDLY AS WELL
The Times pays married vicars damages for third successive libel

http://www.theguardian.com/media/greens ... s-medialaw
"Two vicars have been paid libel damages and received an apology from The Times over an article that claimed their relationship had scandalised parishioners. The high court was told that the reverends Royston Such and Tana Riviere, who married in August 1995, were outraged because it was the third time that the newspaper had published the false allegation."

IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE
Was Imgur (a photo sharing site) rightfully sued by a photographer?

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/201 ... fringement
"If you copy without permission, you infringe the copyright (pretty much). It's no good to say you didn't know copyright existed. There is no 'innocent' defence; we are in 'strict liability' territory, to use the legal terminology."


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