MediaPractice

Publication liability issues can occur for any business. Our Media Practice understands how to implement pragmatic solutions that transcend the courtroom to help clients resolve challenging issues around defamation and other publishing-related legal issues, whether it be in traditional broadcast or print, in nonfiction books and screenplays, or on social media.

We apply our experience to create smart roadmaps to get to a solution, with as little headache, expense, and time as possible. We strategically assist clients with the following services:

  • Defense of defamation and privacy claims, with a focus in privileges, anti-SLAPP motions, constitutional defenses, and jurisdictional strategies
  • Creative conflict resolution and reputation repair with a focus on content takedown and strategic partnerships with public relations professionals
  • Pre-publication review and risk assessment

When clients find themselves suffering from reputational harm, we know to look for practical solutions, including use of takedown procedures, partnerships with public relations professionals, use of retraction statutes, and if necessary, litigation.

Our attorneys have successfully defended numerous defamation cases, including for news organizations, celebrities, and businesses, often with an award of attorney’s fees for our client. We often can develop strategies to use dispositive motions to dismiss cases early in the litigation, saving the client fees and the stress of a trial.

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Social Media Addiction Lawsuits Could Be Coming to California

2022

A bill is advancing through the California legislature that would allow parents to sue social media companies if their children become…

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Holding Social Media Accountable for Harm to Children

2022

My law partner Debbie Ausburn just wrote a post discussing the effects of bullying on children.  As we all know from common experience, a…

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As brands seek younger audiences, social media creates opportunities for brands, universities, and players.

2021

Deloitte calculates that student-athletes with social media followings on one unspecified social media platform could collectively earn…

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“Deconstructing the US Patent Database,” O’Reilly Media Open Source Convention

2018

At the 2018 O’Reilly Media Open Source Convention Van Lindberg presented, “Deconstructing the US Patent Database.”

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2019 Georgia Legal Awards, Litigation Department of the Year

2019

The Daily Report mentioned Taylor English’s Litigation Department for being honored with “Litigation Department of the Year” by the…

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Social Media Harassment Waxes and Wanes

2021

An interesting study from the University of Michigan gives a glimpse into how social media experiences change for teens. The researchers…

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Taylor English Advises Link Media Outdoor On Three Significant Acquisitions

2019

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that firm attorneys represented client Link Media Outdoor (“Link”), a subsidiary of Boston…

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Conversations with TED: Preparing for an Internal Investigation for Youth-Serving Organizations

2022

In this episode of Conversations with TED, we highlight steps to take before beginning an internal investigation for youth-serving…

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When Nondisclosure Agreements are a Bad Idea

2021

Lawyers love nondisclosure agreements.  We like to control discussions, particularly anything that anyone says about our clients. …

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Facial Recognition Company Fined for Privacy Violations Again

2022

Clearview AI is back in the privacy headlines, this time for a large fine (about $10M) in the UK for building a database of 20B personal…

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tedU: Leveraging Relationships

2022

This week, Taylor English hosted its third tedU course on “Leveraging Relationships.” In this course, a panel of firm attorneys,…

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Increase in Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault Claims

2017

The current media attention being directed towards recent allegations (and in some cases admissions) of sexual discrimination,…

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Children’s Privacy Merits SOTU Mentions

2022

As part of the State of the Union address, the president called on Congress to address children’s online privacy in the wake of both the…

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Fifty-Six Taylor English Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

2022

ATLANTA, August 18, 2022 – Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce that 56 attorneys were recognized in 42 practice areas in the 2023…

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Judicial privilege has boundaries, at least in Texas

2021

In my experience, attorneys often include inflammatory, defamatory statements in Complaints and Answers – not for the purpose of pleading…

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Tips About “The Big Game” Week

2019

WARNING: DON’T USE THE TERM “SUPER BOWL” IN YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA OR PROMOTIONS Taylor English trademark attorney, Amanda Hyland, recently…

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Taylor English Partner Amanda Groover Hyland Included in the 2018 World Trademark Review 1000

2018

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that partner Amanda Groover Hyland has been included in the 2018 edition of World…

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Taylor English Enters the Tennessee Market with Addition of Micheline Kelly Johnson and Linda Yang

2019

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to enter the Tennessee legal market with the addition of partner Micheline Kelly Johnson and associate…

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Research Shows EdTech Sharing Personal Data With Advertisers

2022

The FTC in mid-May announced a crackdown on the privacy elements of online remote learning technologies. In its statement, the agency…

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Staff Training

2019

As your program starts planning for the new school year, here are some topics that you need to consider including. Some are more…

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New EU Office to Open in … Silicon Valley?

2022

A prominent EU regulator and career diplomat is being stationed in Silicon Valley as two major new tech regulations take effect in the…

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Responding to Claims of Abuse Within a Youth Organization: First Steps

2021

This post is part of a continuing series about responding to claims of abuse within a youth-serving organization. The first two posts…

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Children’s Privacy Remains a Congressional Focus

2022

The US Senate has voted two children’s privacy-related bills out of committee and set them up for a floor vote. These bills would make…

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Business Leaders Helping to Promote Vaccination

2021

WSJ reports that CEOs are using a variety of creative measures to encourage their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, like having…

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Stalemate on EU to US Transfer of Data Threatens to Shut Down Major Social Media Services

2022

Since a negotiated framework to protect EU data was overturned by the EU high court in 2020, companies on both sides of the Pond have…

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Accommodating Anxiety and Depression During the Pandemic

2020

One unfortunate side effect of coronavirus measures has been an increase in anxiety among our children. Most of the reports are…

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Child Protection Policies: Supervision and Out of Program Contact

2019

The next important policy for keeping children safe is supervising children and staff. Supervision policies include not only supervision…

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Mentoring or Grooming? How Do We Tell the Difference?

2020

Numerous mental health studies suggest that one of the best ways to help children develop resilience and recover from adverse childhood…

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Internal Investigations and #MeToo: First Steps

2019

This post is part of a continuing series about responding to reports by a now-adult of past abuse at a youth-serving organization. The…

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Hiring Bias: How to Acknowledge and Avoid It!

2021

The year 2021 has just started and employers both large and small are still reeling from the curve balls in 2020. Business owners and…

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