Fla. Court Releases Chokehold On Hulk Hogan Sex Tape

Law360, Chicago (January 17, 2014, 6:40 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court on Friday freed Gawker Media from an order barring the publication of excerpts from Hulk Hogan’s sex tape and an associated article, finding the injunction in Hogan's privacy and copyright suit ran afoul of free-speech protections.

The temporary injunction issued by a lower court in April demanded that Gawker remove all content related to the video until Hogan’s copyright infringement suit against the website was over. But the three-judge appeals panel found that the order amounted to an unconstitutional prior restraint under...
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