Tag Archives: defamation

The Second Circuit Eliminates Iqbal Hearings

BY: Michael Kolcun | August 12, 2019

The Second Circuit has breathed new life into Sarah Palin’s case against the New York Times by rejecting the use of an unusual “Iqbal” hearing to determine the plausibility of her allegations. As reported here, Palin charges the Times with defamation due to an op-ed linking her PAC with Jared Lee Loughner’s fatal shooting spree … Continue reading

Paramount Prevails in “Wolf of Wall Street” Defamation Suit

BY: Carly Kessler | December 17, 2018

In February 2014, Andrew Greene sued Paramount Pictures arguing that he was defamed in the blockbuster film, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Greene’s four-year battle is now over after a New York federal judge dismissed his lawsuit on summary judgment. Greene, former head of corporate finance at Jordan Belfort’s Stratton Oakmont, Inc., claimed that both … Continue reading