Bloggers May Be Entitled to Shield Law Coverage


Bloggers May Be Entitled to Shield Law Coverage

by Joel N. Kreizman on July 6, 2012

In Too Much Media v. Hale, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the Defendant, Shellee Hale was not entitled to the benefit of the Shield Law. She had no basis, therefore, to refuse to reveal the sources for her Internet posts which the plaintiffs contend are defamatory.

Unfortunately, many in the media, in reporting about the Too Much Media case, referred to Ms. Hale as a “blogger”. That reference led to the misconception that the Court held that bloggers are not to be considered reporters and are not accorded the privileges available to participants in more traditional media.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Joel Kreizman, Scarinci & Hollenbeck, LLC | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.