UK: Draft Defamation Bill

American defamation lawyers and others have criticized British Libel law for years; and for good reason. Among other things, English law requires the defendant to prove the truth of the alleged defamatory statement, whereas in the U.S., in most states, and in most circumstances, the plaintiff must prove falsity. Because of England’s pro-plaintiff laws, it […]

New Libel Bill Introduced In The House Of Representatives

A new bill was introduced on March 4th by Peter King of New York that would create a federal cause of action in tort for so-called Libel Tourism.  Libel Tourism is forum shopping.  It is the strategic selection of plaintiff friendly jurisdictions in defamation cases. The bill is known as the Free Speech Protection act […]