Tag - defamation

Judge upholds the $5 million jury verdict against Trump


New York: A federal judge on Wednesday upheld a $5 million jury verdict against Donald Trump, rejecting the former president’s claims that the award was excessive and that the jury vindicated him by failing to conclude he raped a columnist in a luxury department store dressing room in the 1990s. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said the...

Gujarat court summons Kejriwal in PM degree defamation case


Ahmedabad: A court here has directed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh to appear before it on July 13 in connection with a criminal defamation case over their "sarcastic" and "derogatory" statements with regard to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's degree. The two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders were earlier summoned...

Musk settles defamation suit brought by Indian-American critic


New York: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has agreed to pay $10,000 to settle a defamation case brought against him by Indian-American Sikh critic and independent researcher, Randeep Hothi.  Hothi, a doctoral student in Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, had filed a defamation case against Musk in 2020, alleging that the billionaire businessman...

No relief for Rahul Gandhi in defamation case, court rejects request


New Delhi: In a massive setback for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, a court in Gujarat  rejected his request to pause his conviction in a defamation case over his "Modi surname" remark. This means Rahul Gandhi cannot be reinstated as Member of Parliament. Gandhi had requested that his conviction be paused pending his appeal against a court...