WHEN: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.