7th Circ. Ruling Is Big Win For Internet Content Providers

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT) -- On Aug. 21, 2013, the Seventh Circuit in Pippen v. NBC Universal Media LLC et al. (Case No. 12-3294) affirmed the Northern District of Illinois’ dismissal of Scottie Pippen’s defamation lawsuit against a number of media and Internet companies, including NBC Universal Media LLC, CBS Interactive Inc., Mint Software Inc., Evolve Media Corporation and Investing Answers Inc. Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook’s opinion, written on behalf of a panel that also included Circuit Judges Richard Posner and Ann Williams, reaffirmed the actual malice standard for public figures...
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