Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Gawker 24/7: Judge Denies Gawker Motion, Upholds $140 Million Trial Awards

Following on this morning's "Adventures In Lawsuit Funding: Mission Destroy Gawker".
From the Hollywood Reporter:

The judge hears from the wrestler's attorney, who emphasized the importance of privacy.
After a review of the stunning verdict in March in Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker over the publishing of an excerpt of a sex tape, Florida Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell on Wednesday decided not to order a new trial nor touch the $140 million verdict.

The decision comes as the case has gained renewed attention thanks to a report that PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel provided financial backing to Hogan as the former professional wrestler pursued claims of having his privacy violated and his publicity rights infringed through an October 2012 post viewed by an estimated 7 million people. Campbell's decision will now allow this dispute to proceed to a Florida appeals court....MUCH MORE