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Mary Ellen Roy to Serve as Panelist at 22nd Annual Conference of the ABA Forum on Communications Law

February 10, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017 to Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
2 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Mary Ellen Roy will serve as a panelist on a panel entitled “Hot Issues in Libel and Privacy” at the ABA’s Forum on Communications Law on Friday. The panel will run as a concurrent workshop on Friday, February 10, and Saturday, February 11. It will lead attendees through an examination of recent high-profile trials and appeals; the state of the law regarding opinion, libel by implication and reporting of third party allegations; defamation claims involving other social and digital media; damages in privacy litigation; whether the so-called right to be forgotten is gaining traction in this country; the ability of foreign plaintiffs to invoke the jurisdiction of U.S. courts in defamation cases; and best practices in responding to correction and retraction demands, as well as denials.