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Legal Corner: AAN Tells Hawaii to 'Dream On' Before Passing 'Steven Tyler Act'

A proposed law in Hawaii would prevent a reporter from taking pictures of illegal, even dangerously illegal, activity in certain situations. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-12-2013  2:45 pm  |  Legal News

New Mexico AG Says Governor Wrongly Denied Public Records Request by Santa Fe Reporternew

The letter says the governor's office may be liable for "up to $100 per day" since August.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  02-08-2013  6:09 pm  |  Legal News

Legal Corner: Restoring FOIA Access to Federal Mugshots

Why AAN joined 36 other organizations in asking Attorney General Eric Holder to overrule the U.S. Marshals' Service and restore full FOIA access to federal mugshots. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-05-2013  12:30 pm  |  Legal News

Judge Dismisses Inmate's Libel Lawsuit Against OC Weekly as Frivolousnew

A federal judge has dismissed a convicted felon's $75 million libel lawsuit against OC Weekly and a veteran staff writer after concluding the accusations had no merit.
OC Weekly  |  12-07-2012  3:30 pm  |  Legal News

Voice Media Group Settles Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Yelp

Yelp has agreed to stop using Voice Media Group's trademarks and has reverted to the phrase it used before this dispute arose. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-09-2012  7:30 am  |  Legal News

Court Allows Phoenix New Times Owners to Sue Sheriff Arpaio for 2007 Arrestnew

The ruling overturns a lower court ruling granting Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio qualified immunity.
Bloomberg  |  08-29-2012  5:14 pm  |  Legal News

Stranger Reporter Barred from Press Conference by Wash. State Attorney Generalnew

Reporter David "Goldy" Goldstein was finally allowed to attend the press conference after an attorney for The Stranger got involved.
The Stranger  |  07-03-2012  3:17 pm  |  Legal News

Baltimore City Paper Cleared in Libel Casenew

Maryland’s high­est court has upheld lower courts' dis­missals of a four-year-old libel suit filed against Baltimore City Paper.
Baltimore City Paper  |  01-24-2012  11:53 am  |  Legal News

Legal Dispute Over Control of the Santa Barbara Independent Continues

Santa Barbara Independent publisher Randy Campbell will appeal a judge's decision which ordered him to sell his shares of the paper to editor-in-chief Marianne Partridge. (FULL STORY)
Santa Barbara Independent  |  12-01-2011  10:47 am  |  Legal News

Lansing's City Pulse Wins Libel Suitnew

City Pulse did not defame businessman Paul Vlahakis by calling him a tax delinquent in a December 2009 story, judge rules.
City Pulse  |  11-21-2011  11:28 am  |  Legal News

DEA Quotes Seattle Weekly Marijuana Review in Search Warrantnew

The affidavit also mentions dispensary ads that ran in both Seattle Weekly and The Stranger.
Seattle Weekly  |  11-18-2011  4:01 pm  |  Legal News

Court Will Rehear Phoenix New Times Lawsuit Against Joe Arpaionew

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it will rehear Phoenix New Times' lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Phoenix New Times  |  11-14-2011  11:18 am  |  Legal News

San Diego Reader Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuitnew

Three former employees of the San Diego Reader are accusing the paper of gender discrimination and sexual harassment in a recently filed lawsuit.
San Diego CityBeat  |  11-09-2011  2:39 pm  |  Legal News

SouthComm CEO Says Tenn. Governor Should Publicly Apologize for Arrest of Reporter

Following the weekend arrest of Nashville Scene reporter Jonathan Meador while covering the Occupy Nashville protest, SouthComm CEO Chris Ferrell says in a statement that he expects a public apology from the governor of Tennessee. (FULL STORY)
Nashville Scene  |  10-31-2011  12:12 pm  |  Legal News

Federal Prosecutors Take Aim at Medical Marijuana Adsnew

U.S. attorneys in California are threatening to go after newspapers and other media outlets that run advertisements for medical marijuana dispensaries.
California Watch  |  10-13-2011  3:05 pm  |  Legal News