Monthly Archives: July 2013

Anti-SLAPP Victory: Reality Television is Free Speech

The reality show “Storage Wars” has created a case that offers some important anti-SLAPP (and litigation) lessons. In December, David Hester filed a lawsuit against A&E Television Networks alleging that producers of Storage Wars rigged the reality-television series by salting storage lockers with valuable … Continue reading

Women Can be Fired for Being Too Attractive, Says Iowa Supreme Court

A seemingly horrible decision out of Iowa provides an extreme example of how discrimination is only actionable if it involves a protected class. In a very rare move, the Iowa Supreme Court had already issued a ruling in this case … Continue reading

Chink in Armor of Communications Decency Act?

Former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones won her defamation lawsuit against the gossip website TheDirty.com on Thursday in federal court, winning an award of $338,000. Whether she will ever collect any money is a different issue, but some see the … Continue reading