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Statements in Demand Letters Could Result in Defamation Liability in Pennsylvania if the Sender Does Not Intend To Sue

On January 11, 2022 by Schnader in Communications and Media

Samantha Banks and Jonathan B. Skowron published a client alert, “Statements in Demand Letters Could Result in Defamation Liability in Pennsylvania if the Sender Does Not Intend To Sue.” The judicial privilege provides “absolute immunity for communications which are issued in the regular course of judicial proceedings and which are […]

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PA Supreme Court Holds Online Defamation Cases Can Be Brought Almost Anywhere In Pennsylvania

On November 23, 2021 by Schnader in Communications and Media

Jonathan B. Skowron published a client alert, “PA Supreme Court Holds Online Defamation Cases Can Be Brought Almost Anywhere In Pennsylvania.” Confirming that a half-century-old case still applies in the internet age, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held in Fox v. Smith that a lawsuit for defamatory statements made online […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Expands Right-to-Know Requesters’ Ability to Seek Attorneys’ Fees for Bad Faith Denials

On January 3, 2021 by Schnader in Communications and Media

Jonathan B. Skowron, Chair of Schnader’s Communications and Media Industry Group, published a client alert, “Pennsylvania Supreme Court Expands Right-to-Know Requesters’ Ability to Seek Attorneys’ Fees for Bad Faith Denials.” On December 23, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court clarified an ambiguity in the state’s Right-to-Know Law, expanding the situations in […]

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