Krowne Law advises with respect to and takes on select litigation in the field of libel and defamation (especially online defamation). Particular interests include the balancing of First Amendment free speech rights against the particularized harms of specific unprotected statements, as well as “anti-SLAPPs” (legal measures to avoid “Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation”).
Krowne Law’s name and that of its Of Counsels are associated with recognized libel and defamation precedents. Cases include:
- The Mortgage Specialists v. Implode-Explode Heavy Industries, Inc., 999 A.2d 184 (N.H. 2010)
Journalistic privilege right established for non-professional media participants (e.g., bloggers). See also: Wikipedia page.
- Russell v. Implode-Explode Heavy Industries, Inc., 2013 US Dist. LEXIS 133358 (Maryland Federal Court, 2013)
Achieved complete defense victory on summary judgment under the CDA section 230 (“common carrier immunity”) for the benefit of SLAPP defendant in the case of claimed libel criticizing outlawed mortgage scheme. Charles J. Borrero, lead counsel (pro hac vice).
- Russell v. Krowne, No. DKC 08-2468, 2013 WL 66620 (Maryland Federal Court, 2013)
Reversal of default obtained for the benefit of SLAPP defendant (in connection with case above). Charles J. Borrero, lead counsel (pro hac vice).
- Gilabert v. Logue, Krowne et. al, CV 13-578-GHK (US District Court for the Central District of California, 2013)
Libel claims brought by convicted hedge fund fraudster dismissed pursuant California anti-SLAPP motion.
- Dibert v. Buck (US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2018)
Representing Plaintiff, obtained favorable settlement in a case of an alleged surreptitiously-edited and social media-reposted local news article claiming criminal investigation against Plaintiff (i.e., ostensibly, literal “fake news”). Charles J. Borrero, lead counsel (pro hac vice).