Art of Living Foundation v. Does

2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63507, 39 Media L. Rep. 2520 (N.D. Cal. June 15, 2011), June 15, 2011

Court dismisses defamation and trade libel claims against bloggers.

Order

Booker et al. v. City of Richmond

(Contra Costa Superior Court, January 7, 2011), January 7, 2011

Court declines to issue injunction barring NAACP Richmond chapter President Ken Nelson from commenting on litigation.

NAACP Opposition

Jenkins et. al. v. City of Richmond

(N.D. Cal. March 25, 2010), March 25, 2010

Court withdraws injunction it had previously entered, which had barred NAACP Richmond Chapter President Ken Nelson from commenting on litigation.  Court declines to hold him in contempt for distributing information concerning litigation.

NAACP Opposition

Bank Julius Baer & Co., Ltd v. Wikileaks

535 F.Supp.2d 980 (N.D. Cal. 2008), February 29, 2008

Swiss/Cayman Island Bank’s effort to shut down anonymous website rejected by Court.

Court’s Order  |  Opposition Brief

Attorney General v. Clarke

( 96A/2004) [2008] ZMSC 4 (24 January 2008), January 24, 2008

Supreme Court of Zambia upholds court order barring deportation of newspaper columnist who had written article satirizing public officials. ¬† Koltun provided assistance to columnist’s attorney through the auspices of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre.

Attorney General v Clarke

Hand v. Brown

2007 US Dist. LEXIS 93636 (N.D.Cal), December 10, 2007

Defamation lawsuit against NAACP officers and newspaper editor dismissed.

Pan Asia Venture Capital Co. v. Hearst Corp.

74 Cal.App.4th 424 (1999)(amicus brief), September 20, 1999

Predatory pricing claim aginst newspaper reversed on appeal.

Nicosia v. De Rooy

72 F.Supp.2d 1093 (N.D. Cal. 1999), July 9, 1999

Defamation lawsuit against web author dismissed and SLAPP motion to strike complaint granted.

Opinion of the Court

Morgenstein v. ABC

27 Media L. Rep. 1350 (N.D. Cal. 1998), September 11, 1998

Court dismisses copyright claim on grounds that broadcaster made “fair use” of photograph.

United States v. Kaczynski

154 F.3d 930 (9th Cir. 1998), June 30, 1998

Media granted access to psychiatric report of Unabomber.