Tom Hentoff spoke at the Practising Law Institute’s Law in the Digital Age 2017 Program, November 9-10 in New York, New York. The panel titled “Defamation and Related Claims” was held at 9:15 a.m. on November 10, and discussed the following topics:
- Were the reports of libel’s death greatly exaggerated?
- Are anti-SLAPP laws barred by the Seventh Amendment?
- Are the state courts recalibrating the reach of their anti-SLAPP statutes?
- What’s the state of the “opinion” doctrine after the Mann case?
The moderator of the panel was Lee Levine and the panelists were Tom Clare, Jonathan R. Donnellan, Rachel E. Fugate, and Barbara W. Wall.