Libel and Slander

Anthony libel suit stalled September 2011 (35:9), p. 2

Rival sues for campaign libel March 2011 (35:3), p. 3

U.S. Supreme Court declines $5M Fla. libel case March 2011 (35:3), p. 2

After failed Senate bid, Greene sues two newspapers for libel October 2010 (34:10), p. 3

Judge tosses surveillance libel lawsuit October 2010 (34:10), p. 3

Judge throws out $10M libel verdict against paper September 2010 (34.9), p. 1

Florida Supreme court rules company can sue out-of-state blogger for alleged defamatory posts August 2010 (34:8), p. 1

High court rejects defamation damages appeal June 2010 (34.6), p. 3

Doctor awarded $10M in libel suit against paper November 2009 (33:11), p. 1

Truth can be libelous (Massachusetts) June 2009 (33:6), p. 3

Golfer's libel suit tossed out (Jacksonville) June 2009 (33:6), p. 1

Libel tourism bill introducted (Washington) May 2009 (33:5), p. 1

Man facing criminal libel (Fort Collins, Co.) February 2009 (33:2), p. 1

Court dismisses principal's defamation suit against station (Sarasota) June 2008 (32:6), p. 2

Judge dismisses slander suit against News-Journal (Pensacola) November 2007 (31:11), p. 2

Court refuses letter-to-editor case (Washington, D.C.) June 2007 (31:6), p. 3

Judge throws out anthrax suit (Alexandria, Va.) March 2007 (31:3), p. 3

Horse clinic sues state for libel (Wellington) March 2007 (31:3), p. 3

Times' silence hurts libel defense (Alexandria, Va.) January 2007 (31:1), p. 3

Internet defamation lawsuit nets $11 million verdict for plaintiff (Fort Lauderdale) December 2006 (30:12), p. 3

Jewell libel suit set to advance (Atlanta) December 2006 (30:12), p. 3

Jury rejects false light claim by Tampa police officer November 2006 (30:11), The Back Page

Anthrax libel suit proceeds (Washington D.C.) July 2006 (30:7), p. 5

Principal sues station, alleging damage to reputation (Sarasota) April 2006 (30:4), p. 3

Developers sue project critics (Maitland) March 2006 (30:3), p. 3

New settlement in defamation case (Birmingham, Ala.) February 2006 (30:2), p. 3

Decision increases protection for news media facing libel lawsuits (Jacksonville) December 2005 (29:12), p. 3

Pro golfer claims Jacksonville paper defamed him (Jacksonville) October 2005 (29:10), p. 1

Court declines to hear case of libel-by-parody (Washington) July 2005 (29:7), p. 3

Defamation lawsuit targets Miami newspaper for article about jockey (Miami) July 2005 (29:7), p. 2

Justices overturn speech restraint issued against Cochran's client (Washington) July 2005 (29:7), p. 3

Paper appeals verdict, damages in defamation case (Pensacola) May 2005 (29:5), p. 1

Pennsylvania neutral reportage case will not be heard by Supreme Court (Washington) May 2005 (29:5), p. 2

Judge dismisses suit against paper (Daytona Beach) March 2005 (29:3), p. 1

Judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against newspaper (Daytona Beach) Jan. 2005 (29:1), p. 1

U.S. Rep. Hastings sues election opponent for libel (Palm Beach) Nov. 2004 (28:11) p. 3.

Dentist files libel lawsuit against St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg) Sept. 2004 (28:9), p. 2

Jockey, stable sue newspaper for libel. (Miami) August 2004 (28:8), p. 3

Two activists sue News-Journal Corp., claim libel. (Daytona Beach) July 2004 (28:7), p. 2

Couple sues paper for defamation, emotional distress. (Sarasota) June 2004 (28:6), p. 3

YachtBroker.com wins defamation suit. (Tampa) April 2004 (28:4), p. 3

Law professor sues columnist, reader for defamation (St. Petersburg) September 2002 (26:9), p. 2

Miami radio battle (Miami) June 2002 (26:6), p. 3

Improperly stated position is not defamation (Ocala) March 2002 (26:3), p 2

Panel upholds dismissal of libel lawsuit (Daytona Beach), August 2001 (25:8), p. 3

Paving company files $1.5 billion lawsuit (Stuart), June 2001 (25:6), p. 2

Former repertory wins defamation lawsuit against Florida Today, May 2001, (25:5), p. 3

Newspaper granted summary judgment (Fort Myers), March 2001 (25:3), p. 5

Judge rules against motorcycle club (Jacksonville), March 2001 (25:3), p. 5

Libel suit against newspaper dismissed (Daytona Beach), September 2000 (24:9), p. 3

Court reverses $4.7 million libel award (Vero Beach), September 2000 (24:9), p. 3

Journalist sues weekly paper for libel (Tampa), August 2000 (24:8), p.3

Doctor fits definition of public figure, suit thrown out (West Palm Beach), July 2000 (24:7), p. 3

Five Lake Park officials win libel suit against residents (West Palm Beach), July 2000 (24:7), p. 3

Ex-Mayor's libel suit against FDLE dismissed, July 2000 (24:7), p. 1

Giffords file suit on behalf of son (Palm Beach), June 2000 (24:6), p. 1

How to libel a politician (analysis by Ralph Lowenstein, Ph.D.), May 2000 (24:5), p. 4

Paper settles for defamatory column (Green Cove Springs), May 2000 (24:5), p. 1

Smear campaign victim wins $6 million (Gainesville), May 2000 (24:5), p. 1

Ex-Miami mayor loses libel suit (Miami), February 2000 (24:2), p. 3

Court throws out $10-million libel suit (St. Petersburg), January 2000 (24:1), p. 3

Court: Paper can access student's records (Seminole County), December 1999 (23:12), p. 3

Court overrules $10 million libel award (Eleventh Circuit), December 1999 (23:12) p. 1

Ex-mayor claims paper defamed him (Miami), November 1999 (23:11), p. 3

UF society settles suit, does not admit fault (Gainesville), October 1999 (23:10), p. 1

Court: warning did not hurt ex-employee (Clearwater), September 1999 (23:9), p. 3

Court reinstates defamation suit (West Palm Beach), July 1999 (23:7), p. 5

Justices dismiss defamation suit (Washington, DC), May 1999 (23:5) p. 1

Court dismisses libel suit against cartoonist (Sarasota), April 1999 (23:4), p. 3

Judge dismisses multimillion suit (St. Petersburg), March 1999 (23:2), p. 5

UF student files libel lawsuit (Gainesville), February 1999 (23:2), p. 3

$20 million libel suit filed against station (Tampa), January 1999 (23:1), p. 3

UF libel defendant admits wrongdoing (Gainesville), January 1999 (23:1), p. 1

Eye clinic sues nonprofit agency for libel (Tampa), December 1998 (22:12), p. 3

Lake Worth paper sued for libel (Lake Worth), Nov. 1998 (22:11), p. 3

Court questions definition of public figures (Orlando), Nov. 1998 (22:11), p. 3

Model may move forward with lawsuit (West Palm Beach), Nov. 1998 (22:11), p. 3

Felon’s suit against paper dismissed (Tampa), Nov. 1998 (22:11), p. 1

Actress sues Home Shopping Network (St. Petersburg), Oct. 1998 (22:10), p. 3

Business files suit against TV station (Tampa), Oct. 1998 (22:10), p. 3

Student, Florida Blue Key settle (Gainesville), Oct. 1998 (22:10), p. 1

Former mayor wins multi-million dollar verdict (Vero Beach), Oct. 1998 (22:10), p. 1

Judge dismisses suit against News-Press (Ft. Myers), September 1998 (22:9), p. 3

Jury awards $250,000 in damages in student’s lawsuit (Gainesville), August 1998 (22:8), p. 3

Judge: Plastic surgeon is a public figure (Palm Beach County), August 1998 (22:8), p. 2

Attorney sues paper’s columnist (Punta Gorda), August 1998 (22:8), p. 3

Appeals court affirms libel suit dismissal (Ft. Myers), July 1998 (22:7), p. 3

Judge dismisses paper, publisher from suit (Naples), June 1998 (22:6), p. 3

Suit against radio station dismissed (Ft. Lauderdale), June 1998 (22;6), p. 3

Judge throws out $1 million libel suit over cartoons (Sarasota), June 1998 (22:6), p. 1

Notice only to newspaper not enough (Ft. Myers), May 1998 (22:5), p. 3

Multimillion dollar libel suit dismissed (St. Petersburg), March 1998 (22:3), p. 5

Car dealer sues nationally syndicated cartoonist for libel (Sarasota), March 1998 (22:3), p. 5

Supreme Court rejects appeal, January 1998 (22:1), p. 3

Prosecutors drop criminal charges (Lecanto), December 1997 (21:12), p. 5

DCA upholds dismissal of net fishermen’s lawsuit, November 1997 (21:11), p. 5

ABC won’t get new trial, federal judge says (Miami), October 1997 (21:10), p. 3

Judge orders losing plaintiff to pay fees (Ft. Lauderdale), October 1997 (21:10), p. 3

News-Press wins dismissal of suit (Ft. Myers), September 1997 (21:9), p. 3

Group libel suit dismissal upheld (Daytona Beach), June 1997 (21:6), p. 1

Judge dismisses $25 million libel lawsuit (Ft. Lauderdale), May 1997 (21:5), p. 3

DCA upholds libel suit dismissal (West Palm Beach), April 1997 (21:4), p. 5

Federal judge dismisses defamation suit (Ft. Lauderdale), February 1997 (21:2), p. 2

Banker wins $10 million judgment in suit against ABC (Miami), February 1997 (21:2), p. 1

Libel suit against ABC could be headed to trial (Miami), November 1996 (20:11), p. 3

Decision revives protection for opinion in Florida (analysis by Dana J. McElroy and Gary M. Held), June 1996 (20:6), p. 4

Court rules in favor of Miami TV station (WSVN), June 1996 (20:6), p. 1

Third fishermen group libel suit dismissed (Miami), May 1996 (20:5), p. 3

Federal court dismisses libel action, May 1996 (20:5), p. 1

Judge dismisses libel suit against Herald (Miami), March 1996 (20:4), p. 3

Another group libel suit thrown out of court (Jacksonville), March 1996 (20:3), p. 1

Judge dismisses group libel case (Orlando), February 1996 (20:2), p. 1

Suit filed over allegations of misconduct (Orlando), September 1995 (19:9), p. 3

Judge gags WJNO radio talk show host (Stuart), September 1995 (19:9), p. 3

State case might go to U.S. high court (Miami), July 1995 (19:7), p. 5

Clinics settle lawsuit (Miami), July 1995 (19:7), p. 5

Public apology settles Pignone suit (Orlando), July 1995 (19:7), p. 5

Prodigy: Exercising on-line editorial discretion increases liability, July 1995 (19:7), p. 4

Miami attorney settles with judge, May 1995 (19:5), p. 3

Land developer sues Florida Trend for libel (Jacksonville), April 1995 (19:4), p. 3

Police chief seeks $15,000 in libel suit (Lake Park), April 1995 (19:4), p. 3

Federal district court awards "Prime Time Live" summary judgment in defamation suit (Ocala), February 1995 (19:2), p. 2

Leader of Cuban exiles sues New Republic (Miami), January 1995 (19:1), p. 3

Ex-commissioner’s words cost taxpayers, January 1995 (19:1), p. 3

Judge grants News-Leader summary judgment in libel suit (Fernandina Beach), October 1994 (18:10), p. 4

Globe faces large libel award for story on Kennedy assassination, May 1994 (18:5), p. 3

Professor sues The Miami Herald for stories on school finances, March 1994 (18:3), p. 4

Murder convict files libel suit against London (Gainesville), November 1993 (17:10), p. 3

Adoption attorney sues tabloid for libel (West Palm Beach), November 1993 (17:10), p. 3

Libel suit against Palm Beach Post dismissed, October 1993 (17:9), p. 3

Survey highlights Florida "SLAPP suits", August-September 1993 (17:8), p. 1

Court of appeal affirms ruling for WSVN-TV (Miami), April 1993 (17:4), p. 1

Judge dismisses libel suit against Orlando newspaper (Sanford), November 1992 (16:11), p. 1

St. Petersburg Times sued for libel by Pinellas physician, October 1992 (16:10), p. 3

Court holds press has no defamation privileges (Lakeland), February 1992 (16:2), p. 2

Orlando radio station and talk show host win libel verdict (WWNZ), December 1991-January 1992 (16:1), p. 4

Miami TV station winds libel suit brought by cargo carrier (WPLG), October 1991 (15:9), p. 3

Magician dismisses libel action against St. Petersburg Times, August-September 1991 (15:8), p. 4

Businessman wins $27,000 libel award (Key West), August-September 1991 (15:8), p. 4

Victory in libel trial leads to reflections on lessons learned (analysis by Patricia Fields Anderson), June 1991 (15:6), p. 4

Model sues gay magazine for damages for cover photograph, May 1991 (15:5), p. 4

Appeals court reverses libel verdict against insurance firm (Lakeland), May 1991 (15:5), p. 4

Jury finds in favor of St. Petersburg Times in libel suit, May 1991 (15:5), p. 4

Slander suit filed against official (Jasper), January 1991 (15:1), p. 4

Paper sued for opinion and news articles on arts society (Stuart), December 1990 (14:10), p. 4

Judge won’t prevent legislator’s testimony in slander suit (Miami), December 1990 (14:10), p. 4

Judge dismisses former official’s suit (Leesburg), December 1990 (14:10), p. 3

Court says article not opinion, returns libel case for jury (West Palm Beach), October 1990 (14:8), p. 4

Author of fliers gets 60 days in jail on libel conviction (Jacksonville), October 1990 (14:8), p. 4

Souter predictable on libel, source protection (analysis by Thomas R. Julin), August-September 1990 (14:7), p. 6

Libel, privacy reform: alternative to ‘Big Brother’ image, public demands for legal restraints? (analysis by Rodney A. Smolla), July 1990 (14:6), p. 4

Court affirms libel judgment for newspaper, finds statements accurate, June 1990 (14:5), p. 4

Appellate court remands Port official libel suit for jury trial (Daytona Beach), May 1990 (14:4), p. 3

State drops criminal libel charges (Bartow), April 1990 (14:3), p. 3

Court strikes injunction in libel case, leaves evidence unprotected (Tampa), March 1990 (14:2), p. 3

Home Shopping, GTE settle for fraction of record jury award, March 1990 (14:2), p. 3

Criminal libel charges filed (Eaglelake), February 1990 (14:1), p. 4

‘Woe may be the mean truth teller’ (analysis by Thomas R. Julin), November 1989 (13:10), p. 4

Professor claims U.S. censored speech in Chile (Miami), October 1989 913:9), p. 5

Court says employer’s honest opinions are not defamation (Miami), October 1989 (13:9), p. 5

Jury says UF swim coach must pay $30,000 for libel, October 1989 (13:9), p. 5

Libel lawsuit claims biased reporting (The Orlando Sentinel), August-September 1989 (13:8), p. 4

Libel, privacy symposium planned for October at UF, August-September 1989 (13:8), p. 4

Developers sue newspaper for libel (News Observer), August-September 1989 (13:8), p. 4

Judge dismisses libel suit against two news media (Gainesville), August-September 1989 (13:8), p. 4

Home Shopping loses major libel case (Clearwater), August-September 1989 (13:8), p. 1

Judge rules news stories not libelous (Miami), July 1989 (13:7), p. 3

Public television station target of libel suit (WPBT), June 1989 (13:6), p. 3

Two surgeons sue Miami Herald for libel, June 1989 (13:6), p. 3

GTE countersues Home Shopping Network (Clearwater), February 1989 (13:2), p. 5

Firm held liable for inaccurate data, February 1989 (13:2), p. 5

Lawyers' comments prompt slander suit, February 1989 (13:2), p. 5

Candidate sues newspaper for libel (Pensacola), January 1989 (13:1), p. 3

Nautilus inventor’s libel suit dismissed, October 1988 (12:8), p. 3

Golf course owner says stories libelous (Gainesville), October 1988 (12:8), p. 3

Libel plaintiff CIA, motion claims (Miami), October 1988 (12:8), p. 3

Candidate withdraws $1 million libel suit (Crystal River), September 1988 (12:7), p. 3

Times files countersuit over series (St. Petersburg Times), July-August 1988 (12:6), p. 5

Sued over records charges (Tavares), July-August 1988 (12:6), p. 5

Escort ad leads to libel suit (Sarasota), July-August 1988 (12:6), p. 5

Horne, Fleming settle lawsuits, June 1988 (12:5), p. 3

Daytona Tines prints mediation panel decision, March 1988 (12:2), p. 3

Court rules witness in murder trial is public figure (West Palm Beach), March 1988 (12:2), p. 3

Ex-Pasco Sheriff files libel suit against Pulitzer Prize-winning stories, December 1987 (11:10), p. 2

County chops chopper from budget; two file libel suits over newspaper's stories (Port Charlotte), December 1987 (11:10), p. 2

Gadsden paper guilty in libel case; hearing on motion for new trial set, November 1987 (11:9), p. 3

Judge dismisses Sarasota couple’s suit against newspaper over bankruptcy stories, October 1987 (11:8), p. 3

Lee County sheriff, state attorney settle with newspaper in libel case, October 1987 (11:8), p. 3

"For better or worse, editors edit"? Prepublication counseling (analysis by Florence Snyder Rivas), July 1987 (11:6), p. 4

Cop who settled libel suit out of court now suing police for "lack of training", June 1987 (11:5), p. 3

Inventor sues ABC-TV for $4 billion over coverage of elephant rescue, April 1987 (11:3), p. 3

Panelists hear libel case at Media Law conference, March 1987 (11:2), p. 3

Federal judge dismisses libel suit against ABC, cites ‘bad journalism’, January-February 1987 (11:1), p. 3

Tarpon Springs mayor apologizes; commissioner drops slander suit, December 1986 (10:10), p. 3

Press council to hear actual libel case at Media Law Conference (analysis by Gregg Thomas and Steve Brannock), November 1986 (10:9), p. 4

Tarpon Springs commissioner sues mayor for slander in Sunshine case, November 1986 (10:9), p. 3

Congressional candidate sues Ocala newspaper for libel, November 1986 (10:9), p. 3

Affidavits are good way of libel-proofing a story (analysis by Mark Vogler), October 1986 (10:8), p. 4

Restaurant owners file libel suit against Sarasota Herald-Tribune, October 1986 (10:8), p. 3

State attorney, sheriff sue paper for libel in "cover-up" articles, August-September 1986 (10:7), p. 3

Doctor’s libel suit against Herald dismissed under one-year statute, June 1986 (10:5), p. 3

House send bill to Graham to cut libel suit time limit, June 1986 (10:5), p. 3

Fort Myers paper sues ex-hospital chief for libel-suit ‘harassment’, May 1986 (10:4), p. 3

Broward judge orders man to pay paper’s libel-suit defense costs, May 1986 (10:4), p. 3

Judge dismisses ex-restaurateur’s libel suit against Sarasota paper, April 1986 (10:3), p. 2

Appeal court upholds dismissal of TV anchorwoman’s libel suit, March 1986 (10:2), p. 3

Ex-hospital president asks USSC to reverse libel-suit dismissal, March 1986 (10:2), p. 3

UF student politician fined for distributing libelous fliers, March 1986 (10:2), p. 3

Judge dismisses libel suit against Hollywood Sun-Tattler, January-February 1986 (10:1), p. 2

Physician drops libel suit against malpractice lawyer, January- February 1986 (10:1), p. 2

U.S. Court affirms ‘no libel’ by Miami Herald cartoon, January- February 1986 (10:1), p. 2