Wednesday, May 18, 2016
This week Los Angeles digital media lawyers Erik Syverson and Steve Gebelin report on the California Court of Appeal decision in J-M Manufacturing v. Phillips and Cohen. As Internet defamation lawyers, we took great interest in this case because it involves a law firm being sued for defamation based upon a press release trumpeting a trial victory. J-M Manufacturing felt that Phillips and Cohen falsely reported the outcome of the case. As you will hear in this week's video, California law provides reporters/publishers great latitude in characterizing public legal proceedings.