Legal Setback for CNN May Be Bad News for Media Companies

Dec 17, 2018  •  Post A Comment

CNN was just handed a legal setback that could spell trouble for other media companies, The Hollywood Reporter’s THR, Esq. reports.

In a decision Friday, “CNN suffered a bruising loss in an important appeal that will at the very least make it easier to sue the media in federal court in a handful of states including Georgia, where CNN is headquartered,” THR reports.

The decision by the Eleventh Circuit in a defamation case rejects how CNN and other media companies have demanded the special-dismissal provision of Georgia’s anti-SLAPP statute, THR reports.

“The appeal arises from a series of reports in June 2015 on the infant mortality rate for open-heart surgery at West Palm Beach, Florida-based St. Mary’s Medical Center,” THR reports. “That series, showcased on Anderson Cooper’s show, asserted that St. Mary’s ‘death rate’ was three times the national average — prompting defamation lawsuits.”

For details about the legal case, please click on the link above to THR to read the full report.


  1. CNN = FAKE NEWS. Case closed.

  2. Trump is winding up to launch a legal offensive against them obviously. It’s a stepping stone but there are many more hurdles for his legal hyaenas to attack before we should worry about a people burning books in the street.

  3. Anderson Cooper used to be a well respected journalist. In my opinion, his reputation as a journalist has seriously dropped. He is now a biased “got cha” questioner. I really see him as a duck out of water at CNN.. He needs to go to public television to rehabilitate his career.

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