The Ticktin Minute October 13, 2016 – Motion to Dismiss Denied by Federal Court in Defamation and Libel Case!

This week the Southern District Federal Court ruled in favor of The Ticktin Law Group in a federal defamation lawsuit. Specifically, the South District Federal Court denied a national television network’s Motion to Dismiss our pending lawsuit. In our lawsuit, are alleging that the TV network and its producers defamed and slandered our clients. Defamation is the action of damaging the good reputation of someone. Under common law, to constitute defamation, a claim must generally be false and must have been made to someone other than the person defamed.

The defamation case we are pursuing stems from the airing of a reality crime series that aired on cable television, and was seen by millions of viewers. In the episode, the Defendant wrongfully indicated that our “innocent” clients were involved in an insurance fraud scheme. Going as far as showing our clients billboard on the TV episode. We allege that this action has damaged our client’s good reputation to millions of viewers in the public.

The Southern District Federal Court agreed with our position, and  is now allowing the case to move forward. The case is being watched by many legal experts, as well as 1st amendment advocates, constitutional lawyers, and defamation attorneys. The case has even received some national attention, and has already been featured on TMZ. This case may create new Federal Law on the issue of journalists and defamation and libel.

 Managing Attorney Jamie Alan Sasson is working on the case, and co-counsel for The Ticktin Law Group, Mr. Bradford Cohen is the lead counsel on the case, and argued before the Court. This was a great victory for The Ticktin Law Group!

If you have a defamation, slander, libel case, or other tort matter contact the attorneys of The Ticktin Law Group today for your complimentary preliminary consultation!