In the Sheldon G. Adelson vs National Jewish Democratic Council famed libel attorney L. Lin Wood went to the heart of the Washington D. C. Anti-SLAPP statute, you know the ones that Perez Hilton is always being sued and then comes back and wins under.
Lin Wood has gone straight to the heart of the constitutionality of the Anti-SLAPP statutes, could we be seeing the making of a U. S. Supreme Court case on the Horizon?
I read the other day on Face Book where an attorney had just filed his first defamation case and was wishing for a Lin Wood play book. I had forgotten how much I enjoy reading Wood’s filings. At one time I had said Wood’s Court filings were woven with the beauty of a glistering cobweb of a spider on a winter’s morning. As I read through these filings I found myself thinking the same thing. There are ought to be a Lin Wood play book for Libel and Defamation suits, he is still the best there is out there.
The hearing was on Dec. 17th in New York Southern District Federal Court before the Honorable J. Paul Oetken at 2:30 PM and the winner of the filings and Oral Arguments is……………
We will also be updating the Beth Holloway suit against the National Enquirer this week. These are some great cases to follow. HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE A CASE YOU WANT US TO FOLLOW, JUST FILL OUT THE CONTACT US FORM AT THE TOP. WE ARE ALSO ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GOOD GUEST AUTHORS SO IF YOU HAVE A CASE WHERE PAPERS ARE AVAILABLE AGAIN JUST FILL OUT THE FORM ABOVE, WE WILL GET THE PAPERS AND YOU CAN WRITE ARTICLES FOR ROSE SPEAKS.COM.
Now that the election is over I want to began a dialogue about one of the people I learned about named Sheldon Adelson. Imagine my surprise as I was using Google and PACER as my sources of information that I found that Sheldon Adelson who is an American business magnate, translated Billionaire. Adelson is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Adelson also owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel HaYom. Adelson is listed in the Forbes 400 as the 12th wealthiest American. Adelson personal wealth is estimated to be $20.5 billion as of September 2012. WOW remands me of the case of billionaire magnate Kirk Kerkorian’s divorce and child custody case.
However on PACER I located a defamation suit where Sheldon Adelson is suing David A Harris, Marc R. Stanley and the National Jewish Democratic Council for maliciously false and defamatory statements that conveyed to the public that Adelson personally approved of profit from prostitution in integrated resorts owned and operated by Sands China Limited, a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp., of which Adelson is a major shareholder, Chairman and CEO.
However what grabbed my attention and caused me to download the papers was the lead attorney, Heavy Weight Defamation Specialist L. Lin Wood.
Rose Speaks.com will be following this case as well as the Beth Holloway case because many of our readers as well as the owners like the Motions and Memorandum of Law L. Lin Wood writes, and you can’t get better than when the rich with unlimited funds sues the rich, besides this case covers the ANTI-SLAPP statutes that gives people like Perez Hilton and TMZ some legal cover for the outrageous in states that have this statute. So get your popcorn out and let’s begin.
This case is based on the Citizens United Decision by the Supreme Court that allows Billionaires to give unlimited funds to a political candidate of their choice. In fact in the original filings Lin Wood alleges on his client’s behalf that the defendants’ goal in this lawsuit was to advance their perceived political interests by assassinating Mr. Adelson’s character, punishing him for exercising his right to make monetary contributions to political causes and candidates of his choice, and demeaning him within the Jewish community.
Wood argues on behalf of Adelson that Adelson supports open debate on issues of political concern, the defendants, in this case, made false and defamatory accusations, made with actual malice, and crossed the threshold from constitutionally-protected speech to defamation of a public figure designed to suppress speech for which they should be held accountable.
Although none of the parties lives in New York, Lin Wood states this court has jurisdiction because they all do business in New York and the court has “subject matter” jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1332.
I don’t know if this is court shopping as we sometime see parties do, for instant East Texas federal courts “specialty” is Trademarks, so you would be surprise at who files lawsuit in our small area for that “specialty in courts” I will check New York and see if there is a “specialty” there as well in defamation or if this is simply the most convenient for everyone.
It appears the main claim by Adelson is that as a philanthropist he has donated significant funds to charitable causes in the U. S. and abroad, one of them is the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment & Research in Tel Aviv, Israel, which was established more than 20 years ago with his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson. They have clinics in Tel Aviv, Israel, Las Vegas, Nevada and in Macau.
Many of the hundreds of patients seen by these clinics (the Adelson Clinics), are women whose addiction has forced them into prostitution. The clinics work to support these women, provide them with drug abuse treatment and end their involvement in prostitution.
The Adelsons’ also fund a Medical Research Foundation that conducts, in part, some research into the biology of addictive diseases and the consequential impact on addiction treatment, among other fields.
In a July 3, 2012 article, defendanst David A. Harris and NJDC posted an article and an online petition asking others to support their demand that the Republican Party cease accepting monetary donation from Mr. Adelson. The Original complaint goes on to say the statements contained in the article are false and defamatory and convey the unmistakable message that Mr. Adelson engaged in the exploitation of prostitutes and is worthy of public scorn and contempt. This same author and JNDC posted another article with the same allegations and petition on July 11, 2012. The July 3, 2012 article titled “Tell Romney to Reject Adelson’s Dirty Money”
Adelson claims the only source of this information is a disgruntled former employee of Adelson, Steven C. Jacobs, who was terminated in 2010. The allegations are that Jacobs said he would try to get Adelson and has since then with false allegations in lawsuits as well as giving information to others like being the “only source” in two these articles, has continued to try and carry out his threats to ruin Adelson.
Part Two which will be the Motion for Summary Judgement based on the ANTI-SLAPP statutes and Adelson’s Response and Memorandum of Law will post soon after midnight tonight or by 7 AM tomorrow, November 19, 2012 after I have time to read and glean the best parts of L Lin Wood’s team’s filings.
We will also be updating the Beth Holloway suit against the National Enquirer on Tuesday, November, 20, 2012. These are some great cases to follow. HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE A CASE YOU WANT US TO FOLLOW, JUST FILL OUT THE CONTACT US FORM AT THE TOP. WE ARE ALSO ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GOOD GUEST AUTHORS SO IF YOU HAVE A CASE WHERE PAPERS ARE AVAILABLE AGAIN JUST FILL OUT THE FORM ABOVE, WE WILL GET THE PAPERS AND YOU CAN WRITE ARTICLES FOR ROSE SPEAKS.COM.
One has to wonder what gives with the TV executives and their ability to reason? How could a swap of spit be OK between Ms. Madonna and Ms. Britney Spears at the 2003 MTV music awards (it was a very nice visual, two great looking and talented women!)…and now, BANG!
I thought we were long past this, but November 2009, Adam Lambert gives a keyboard player an “in the moment” lip lock and all hell has broken loose? How could this be any different than the 2003 MTV “swap”…..is it a gay thing? Is it an Adam thing?
…At least it was two relatively attractive males and not a Perez Hilton type… …“Millionaire” (according website valuation speculators, who’ve been wrong before…just ask Rupert Murdoch how he feels about his MySpace purchase!)….
…As for the TV execs, anyone who has ever had to deal with them realizes, first and foremost, who you deal with on November 1 at 11:00 A.M. will more likely not be there December 15th when you return to discuss what you talked about on November 1st…replaced by another “seat warmer” aka TV Exec. Executives are a dime for four dozen in Hollywood, and for whoever it was that saw the Adam kiss to be a problem, it was all timing…a few weeks either way it more likely would have gone the other way, No Big Deal.
Once again, if two males can’t kiss on television as a part of a show in 2009, what hope does the gay community have for the “marriage thang” being accepted? And my opinion on that is very simple: let them have the opportunity to marry and then DIVORCE! This is a classic case of be careful what you wish for! Making commitments, getting married and then the divorce, gay people have an absolute right to share the misery of the straight community and have a DIVORCE or two!
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Daniel DiCriscio and Perez Hilton (Mario Lavandeira) at St. Jude’s Children Hospitals Charity Celebrity Fashion Show Dec 2008, Daniel DiCriscio was a celebrity model, hence the get up and makeup! A fun night and all proceeds went to the children of St. Jude’s Hospitals.
Ok back to the seriousness of the article: First Amendment? Freedom of Speech? I don’t know about that!
I am sure a lot of the world caught the Miss USA debacle between Carrie Prejean and Perez Hilton, real name Mario Lavandeira, last (give me a date here). The issue: gay marriage v. Christian values? I don’t know if that is exactly what that was all about, but I was holding back from writing about this but I have a question? “Are we being bullied by Perez Hilton’s own beliefs?” Or… I am quite shocked at why, first of all, Perez was chosen as a judge for the Miss USA pageant? He writes a Celebrity Gossip Site, no? Donald Trump…what is up with that? Not only did this Miss USA pageant pull the lowest ratings ever, it now makes me sad to see that the pageant has turned “political”. It use to be fun, to watch and fantasize, but now it isn’t that much fun.
I thought that Carrie Prejean answered Perez’s question with dignity and honesty and kept her, some would call, “archaic” values but hey, those are her values! And she even prefaced her answer with “Not to offend anyone” and she did it all with a smile. I guess Carrie isn’t allowed to speak her mind. I thought that in the USA we have the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech? I am not saying at all that I am a Carrie supporter or a Perez supporter, but I feel Perez snuck in a “firecracker” question. Yes, gay marriage should be discussed, but remember, you can’t please everybody. We don’t need mass “brainwashing” on this subject, just education and information. We can’t change the world overnight and alienate and intimidate just for a cause. That is unethical, and unfair. I thought this country had progressed more than this. Why should she be afraid to say she is for gay marriage or not? She can say whatever she wants. This is the United States of America! Land of the Free, etc. etc.!
What I saw happen between Perez and Carrie reminded of a high school “bully” picking on another student. Then to have Perez go and call her a “stupid bitch”, was classless and made him less credible, to me. I heard he apologized to her and asked her to go have coffee that is lame. Day late and a dollar short Perez. I guess the shocker is that Perez asked a “Christian girl” a gay marriage question, “woohoo” Perez!
I even saw on Bill O’Reilly’s show a gay advocate say he wouldn’t be friends with someone who didn’t back gay marriage, and Bill cornered the gay advocate guest and had the guy in a tizzy, discussing the Miss USA debacle.
We don’t want war overseas but it seems the war is here in this country: Gay v Straight! I myself don’t feel that this is what we need to happen. Who is to say what is right and wrong? Definitely not me, nor anyone else.
I know you have to fight sometimes for what is right, but big changes take time. Marriage is for 2 people, no matter what, who want to spend their lives together and love one another, etc. Didn’t Obama say almost the same thing she did? I just hope that we can think and say the way we feel without a war breaking out in our own country. Not over this!
For those of you who missed the debacle here is the question by Perez!
And then his response after the firestorm!
“I would like to hear what you “the readers” think?”
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