Insurance Liability for Defamation in Virginia

Posted Posted in General

Insurance Liability & Duty to Defend Defamation is a personal injury — any assertion to the contrary is frivolous. Under Virginia law, knowing defamation subsumes negligent defamation. If a complaint, however ambiguous, may be read as premising liability on alternative grounds, and either ground states liability potentially or arguably covered by the policy, the insured […]

Defamation Republication on the Internet

Posted Posted in Defamation, First Amendment, General, Libel & Slander, Litigation

Q: When is a statement “republished” on the internet or in social media, so as to constitute a new cause of action for defamation restarting the statute of limitations? A:  Republication occurs when (1) the original publication was modified; or (2) the republication was directed to a new, different audience not merely through a link […]