In Los Angeles a jury awarded twenty million dollars to an already billionaire, Steve Wynn. He won his slander suit against the “girl’s gone wild” creator Joe Francis. This was a four day trial focused on a threat. Francis' was calming that Wynn threatened his life over a gambling debt which was supposedly seen by the music producer Quincy Jones. This all started with a gambling problem by Joe Francis and a debt he crated at Steve Wynn’s casinos. Francis is calming there are no debt and no problem. Wynn then sued Francis saying he was wreaking his reputation During an interview with Good Morning America Francis talked about the emails and described them saying that Wynn wrote, “I’m going to hit to him in the back of the head with a shovel and have him buried in the middle of the desert.” Francis then said that "I was afraid for my life. He made it very clear that he wanted to kill me.”(From the Abc news article) This interview was costly for Francis, it cost him elven million dollars out of the twenty million that was awarded to Wynn. Francis could still be hit with sixty million dollars in punitive damages in total that is eighty million about half of his net worth. Francis says he thinks the verdict will be overturned because of errors. While if Wynn wins all the money he says he will not keep but give it away to charity. In this court case I do agree with the verdict. Francis making false accusations about murder on Wynn behalf is very serious. If people
I. Is Defendant’s statement a non-actionable opinion?
A non-actionable opinion is a statement which cannot be proved false.
Here, ConsumerPro made the statement that Paul is “reputed” to be an ambulance chaser and takes only easy legal cases. First, since ConsumerPro reputes that Paul is this things it will argue that this statement was its’ opinion and not a declaration of fact. This argument will likely prevail because whether or not Paul is an ambulance chaser in either sense of the…
get recruits through the admission process at the school. When he left the school following the 1996-1997 season, coach O’Brien took nearly all of his players, including star Scoonie Penn to Ohio State. Coach O’Brien later sued Boston College for slander and breach of contract citing racial bias as a reason for denial of admission for recruits.
The Golden Years on the Hill
Coach Skinner arrives on campus in 1997, and takes over a program with a depleted roster. As mentioned earlier, it takes a new…
Writ of Habeus Corpus: is a legal action which requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into a court.
T.L.O case: is a decision by the Supreme Court addressing the constitutionality of a search of a public high school student for contraband after she was caught smoking.
P.A.C: Is a type of organization that campaigns for or against candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation.
Diane Feinstein: U.S senator from California, served in the senate since 1992…
are in force, however.
Certain sections of the Flag and Heraldic Code require particular expressions and prohibit other expressions
Title thirteen of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines criminalizes libel and slander by act or deed (slander by deed is defined as "any act ... which shall cast dishonor, discredit or contempt upon another person."), providing penalties of fine or imprisonment. In 2012, acting on a complaint by an imprisoned broadcaster who dramatised a…
Assignment 4-Case Study
The issue in this case is that Gordy is claiming that by the writer publishing the article in this publication that it was defaming and interfering with his life in the place where he resides. Even if the article was intended for a New York magazine, there was a small publication that went out in Gordy’s home state. He claims even though there was only a small amount of issues that went out in California this was going to be harmful to him.
The primary argument for the plaintiff…
1. Libel: this could happen if a worker or company makes a written statement that can be taken in a way that makes someone look bad
Slander: This can happen in the workplace in ways such as gossip that puts a negative light on an employee.
Negligence: This can happen if an employee or employer acts in an irresponsible way in which others may be harmed.
2. When a person has been judged to be responsible for a loss. When an employer does not do proper maintenance…
1. County Court
There are about 230 county courts most of which are in major towns. Cases are heard by a District or Circuit judge. They mainly deal with:
Small Claims Track Cases (less than £5000)
Cases of Contract and Tort
Disputes over partnerships, trusts & inheritance (up to value of £30,000)
All cases for the recovery of land.
On a rare occasion the judge may sit with a jury of 8 to hear cases of:
* malicious prosecution
2. High Court
The High Court…
Intentional tort – harm caused by a deliberate action
Defamation – slander or libel that hurts a person’s reputation
Elements of Defamation: 1. Defamatory Statement
2. Falseness – the statement must be false
3. Communicated – the statement must be communicated to a third party
4. Injury – the plaintiff must show some injury
Opinion – a valid defense in a defamation case, cannot be proven true or false
Public officials (police officers, politicians)…
Case Garrett v. Daley
8.3.2 ASSAULT 攻击
Intentional infliction of apprehension of immediate bodily harm or offensive contact
8.3.3 FALSE IMPRISONMENT 非法监禁
Intentional confining of a person against her will
8.3.4 INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS 故意精神伤害
1) Intentional or reckless 不顧後果的 conduct
2) That is extreme and outrageous
3) A causal connection between the wrongful conduct and the emotional distress
4) Severe emotional distress
main effect neither advance nor inhibit religion
Avoid “excessive government entanglement with religion”
Engel v. Vitale- New York urged public schools to use a nondenominational prayer.
Freedom of Speech
Slander- Spoken form of damaging statements that hurts another reputation
Libel- Written form of damaging statements
Pure speech- The verbal expression of thought and opinion before an audience that has chosen to listen, is the most common form of speech
Symbolic speech-Sometimes called…