A trial is underway in the defamation lawsuit brought against conspiracy theorist and media personality, Alex Jones. The trial, which is taking place in Austin, TX, has drawn national attention and extensive media coverage.
As the trial continues, the Associated Press recently published a story that examines how the First Amendment and free speech factor into Alex Jones’ case. Attorney Barry N. Covert spoke with the Associated Press’ Legal Affairs Writer, Michael Tarm, to provide legal analysis for this story.
The defamation lawsuit was brought against Alex Jones by parents of one of the student victims in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Alex Jones made comments that the shooting was a hoax, which prompted the defamation lawsuit.
In its “EXPLAINER” article, the Associated Press examines how this defamation case relates to the First Amendment, by addressing several questions, including:
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has Most Attorneys in Buffalo Named to 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers’ The Injury and Malpractice Issue
Best Lawyers®, recognized as the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, has released the 2022 edition of their annual specialty publication, The Injury and Malpractice Issue.
The Injury and Malpractice Issue features attorneys “recognized for their top legal talent in injury and malpractice-related practice areas” in the 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
The editor of The Injury and Malpractice Issue stated, “Best Lawyers offers a consolidated guide geared to empower everyday people with the knowledge to make informed decisions and the resources to find the best legal representation when they need it.”
An $8.1 million lawsuit filed by the New York State Thruway Authority, against five companies involved in a wind turbine project, was recently dismissed by a New York State Supreme Court Judge. The motion to dismiss was filed by attorney Joseph J. Manna, who represents the project’s general contractor, Kandey Company.
Numerous media outlets reported on the dismissal of the Thruway Authority’s lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court. Joseph Manna spoke with The Buffalo New and WGRZ 2 On Your Side to provide insight for their coverage of the case. Continue reading for a summary of what led to the Thruway Authority’s wind turbine lawsuit being dismissed and click the video below to watch WGRZ’s report on the case, which includes an interview with Mr. Manna.
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