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Jim Turner defamation lawsuit
948 632 Cynthia Conlin

Former Dolphins’ Coach Sues for Defamation over ‘Wells Report’

Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Jim Turner sued law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and its partner Ted Wells earlier this month in the Southern District of Florida after the…

Florida Anti-SLAPP statute
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New Florida Anti-SLAPP law has a broad scope pertaining to lawsuits filed by any person

You may not have known that Florida has had an anti-SLAPP law on the books for the last decade. Probably because it was so narrow that it only applied to lawsuits…

Employee fired for false reasons
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Compelled self-defamation and what to do when a former employer gives a bad reference

The theory of “compelled self-defamation” is generally raised where there has been an employment relationship.  Although it may be argued in some other jurisdictions, it is not accepted by courts…