Keeping Private Public Records Private: Slater v. Arizona Board of Regents

When college or university faculty members are accused of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, the institution is tasked with assessing and investigating the allegations and responding appropriately. The goals may seem straightforward: address the situation, help remedy the effects, and … Continue reading

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Defamed in Colorado? 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Defamation Lawyer

In 2012, I published a popular Avvo.com Legal Guide titled “Defamed in Colorado?” that was based on Colorado’s defamation law at the time. Since then, Colorado’s defamation law has evolved. I’ve consulted with hundreds of prospective Colorado defamation clients. I’ve … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Defamation Holdings Judges Should Read

  Judging is difficult work, especially when busy judges are unfamiliar with the legal issues they are asked to judge. Below are a few U.S. Supreme Court holdings that I recommend trial and appellate judges tasked to analyze and rule … Continue reading

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Five Tips: Read before Publishing A Bad Online Review

  Sometimes, people are so upset with the services or goods they received or purchased from small or new businesses that they choose to exact their revenge via the Internet. It is not enough for them to just stop patronizing … Continue reading

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Increasing the Statute of Limitations for Arizona Internet Defamation Claims to Three Years

  Statute of Limitations A statute of limitation is “[a] law that bars claims after a specified period; specif., a statute establishing a time limit for suing in a civil case, based on the date when the claim accrued (as … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Brokers’ Choice of Am., Inc. v. NBC Universal, Inc. (10th Cir. Colo. July 9, 2014).

  Case Citation Brokers’ Choice of Am., Inc. v. NBC Universal, Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12922, 2014 WL 3307834 (10th Cir. Colo. July 9, 2014). Facts Plaintiffs sued after Defendants aired a television segment featuring clips of Plaintiffs’ two-day … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Giduck v. Niblett, 2014 COA 86

  Case Cititation Giduck v. Niblett, 2014 COA 86, 2014 Colo. App. LEXIS 1088, 2014 WL 2986670 (Colo. App. 2014). Facts Plaintiffs are Colorado residents. Based on Internet postings by Defendants, Plaintiffs sued Defendants for defamation, trespass, assault, invasion of … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Larue v. Brown, 693 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 18 (App. Div. I, August 19, 2014)

  Case Citation Larue v. Brown, 693 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 18 (App. Div. I, August 19, 2014). Facts Plaintiff Mindi Larue and Defendant David Brown had two children from their prior marriage to each other. Plaintiff Mindi Larue married Plaintiff … Continue reading

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Do Colorado Attorneys Have an Absolute Privilege to Defame Litigants via the Internet?

  Colorado attorneys who have been sued for defamatory statements they published via the Internet about adverse parties in active or pending litigation should not expect to be able to successfully assert the absolute privilege defense. The Issue This blog … Continue reading

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