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Appellate Court Denies Review of Trial Court Order Determining Unpublished Dr. Phil Interview Given by Man Accused of Murdering Couple in their Garage is Public Record

In Harrouff v. State, Case No. 4D17-575 (Fla. 4th DCA. Feb. 27, 2017), Deanna Shullman and Rachel Fugate successfully obtained access in the trial court to discovery material containing an interview given by a murder defendant to a syndicated talk s… Read More
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Categories: Cases

Court Orders Release of 911 Calls from Night of Pulse Nightclub Massacre

In ABC, Inc. v. City of Orlando, Case No. 2016-CA-005528-O, 2016-CA-005536-O (9th Jud. Cir. Fla. Nov. 10, 2016), Rachel Fugate successfully obtained over 400 audio recordings and transcripts from the night of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.… Read More
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Categories: Cases, Media

Deanna Shullman co-authors Communications Lawyer article

Deanna Shullman co-authored the recent article, “Seeing Stars: Courts and Congress Consider Whether to Knock Out Online Ratings to Defamation Claims.” The article appears in the American Bar Association publication Communications Lawyer,… Read More
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Categories: Publications

National Enquirer Report on Casey Anthony Motion to Admit Circumstantial Evidence of Meter Reader’s Guilt Privileged and Not Defamatory

In Kronk v. Am. Media, Inc., Case No. 5D15-1529, 2016 WL 3570466 (Fla. 5th DCA June 28, 2016), Deanna Shullman and Rachel Fugate successfully defended American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, from claims brought by a meter reader… Read More
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Categories: Cases

Deanna Shullman Moderates Panel on Intellectual Property Challenges in Covering Rio Olympics

In March, Deanna Shullman moderated the panel discussion “Jogos Olimpicos de Verao de 2016 / Summer Olympics 2016: IP, Newsgathering and Content Challenges” at the Media Law Resource Center’s conference on Legal Issues Concerning Hi… Read More
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Categories: Speaking

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