Cases & Deals

News organizations file amicus brief urging application of Georgia anti-SLAPP statute to Purple Heart defamation action

Clients Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, The Associated Press, Inc., Gannett Co., Inc., and Georgia Press Association

News organizations represented by Jones Day filed an amicus brief urging application of the protections of Georgia's anti-SLAPP statute to a defamation action brought against the Atlanta Fox News affiliate. The plaintiff sued over the station's reporting on a law enforcement investigation of the plaintiff for allegedly lying about having been awarded a Purple Heart.

New World Communications v. Ladner, No. S15C0592 (Ga.)