Connor Mullin

Connor Mullin

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Former Harvard Visiting Scholar Awarded $3.5 Million in Libel Suit

On July 20, 2016, a jury awarded Dr. Hayat Sindi $3.5 million for damages suffered as a result of actions taken by Samia El-Moslimany and El-Moslimany’s mother, Ann. Dr. Sindi is a Saudi Arabian scientist who runs the i2...more

7/25/2016 - Damages Libel Tortious Interference

3rd Circuit Reinstates Firefighter’s Defamation Claim Against the New York Daily News

On January 29, 2015, the New York Daily News published an article “Heated Sex Scandal Surrounds Philadelphia Fire Department: ‘It's Bad Stuff.’” The article stated that a sex scandal “implicat[ing] dozens of city employees,...more

7/20/2016 - Defamation New York Daily News Photographs Scandals

Supreme Court of Georgia Affirms Trial Court’s Grant of Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict in Defamation Case

On July 8, 2016, the Supreme Court of Georgia affirmed the judgment of a trial court in a case involving Stanley Cottrell, Jr., who according to the court “engaged in a number of solo running exhibitions with a Christian...more

7/15/2016 - Damages Defamation GA Supreme Court Jury Verdicts MLM Industry Public Figures

Researchers Retract Findings Regarding the Health Risks of “Fracking”

On March 26, 2015, nine researchers published a study in the Environmental Science and Technology journal entitled “Impact of Natural Gas Extraction on PAH Levels in Ambient Air.” The study concluded that there may be a link...more

7/12/2016 - Fracking Oil & Gas Popular Scientific Research

Landmark UK Judgment Against Author of False Online Review

When Google users searched for The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., they would not be able to miss a scathing review calling Mr. Bussey a “scumbag” who “loses 80% of his cases.” Discovery revealed the disgruntled “client” to be a...more

3/17/2015 - Defamation Fake Reviews Google Internet Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Online Reviews

Renowned Architect Wins Retraction From The New York Review of Books

On August 25, 2014, The New York Review of Books issued a retraction in response to a defamation suit filed in New York State Court by well-known architect Zaha Hadid. Hadid was selected to design one of the stadiums for the...more

8/27/2014 - Architects Defamation First Amendment Popular

Russian Hackers Reportedly Obtain Internet Credentials of More Than 500 Million Users

On August 5, The New York Times reported that Russian hackers have obtained what could be the largest collection of confidential data in history. The security firm that discovered the breach continues to alert affected...more

8/6/2014 - Data Breach Electronically Stored Information Hackers Popular Russia

Cambodian Court Finds Blogger Guilty of Defamation

Last week, a British expat living in the Kingdom of Cambodia was convicted of defamation in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for statements published on his personal blog relating to the director of a private investment firm....more

7/29/2014 - Blogs Defamation Free Speech

Prime Minister of Singapore Moves for Summary Judgment in Novel Defamation Lawsuit

In papers filed today with the High Court of Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong moved for summary judgment in his defamation lawsuit against blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling. The prime minister’s action is the first...more

7/14/2014 - Blogs Defamation Reputation Management

Lawsky v. Condor Capital Corporation: Initial Enforcement of Dodd-Frank at the State Level

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, relying on the Dodd-Frank Act, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Condor Capital...more

4/28/2014 - Automotive Industry Automotive Loans Dodd-Frank

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