Claim Examples for Bloggers

The Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) has a new blog tracking legal actions against bloggers. It’s searchable by a variety of categories. So if you’re looking for claim examples involving blogs, check it out. In the damages category, the MLRC currently tracks 17 cases totaling over $30 Million in damages awarded. Of the cases shown, the highest amount awarded by a jury involved a suit for libel over a site post about the plaintiff’s business practices. The case was settled confidentially immediately before the jury rendered its verdict of $2.5 Million in compensatory damages plus $10 Million in punitive damages. The site in question was turned over to the plaintiff.