Cam is representing IPC in connection with its production of the second season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
Cam is advising the producers of the police docuseries, “Live PD,” as it broadcasts live from A&E studios. Read about the show here.
Cam is defending RadarOnline and the National Enquirer in a lawsuit brought by Richard Simmons, who claims he was defamed by articles that reported he was transitioning to a woman named Fiona. Read more here.
Cam and his colleagues at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz successfully defended CNN in a lawsuit brought by Alexander Bradley, the former friend of NFL player, Aaron Hernandez, who claims his privacy was invaded when CNN published photos of injuries he suffered when Hernandez shot him. After CNN filed its motion to dismiss, Bradley voluntarily dismissed his complaint with prejudice.
Cam and David Farrier, director of the film Tickled, answered questions following a screening of the film at the IFC in advance of its February 27 premiere on HBO. Read more here.
Inside Media: How the National Enquirer Changed the Face of Modern Journalism. Cam presented on a panel at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., along with the Enquirer’s editor-in-chief, Dylan Howard, and columnist and political consultant, Dick Morris.
Could Taylor Swift sue Kim Kardashian for surreptitiously recording her? Cam weighs in here.
Cam and his colleagues at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz successfully defended A&E and the producers of the hit television series Dog the Bounty Hunter from claims brought by a participant in the television program who alleged he was promised “millions” for his appearances in the program. The court held that his claims were barred by releases he had signed, and dismissed the case. The case was subsequently affirmed on appeal by the Second Circuit. Read the Second Circuit’s decision here.
Cam defended the National Enquirer against a claim by Bill Cosby based on the Enquirer’s reporting about the allegations made against Cosby by a number of women. Read about the case here.
Cam is defending the producers of the forthcoming documentary “Tickled,” about the bizarre world of “competitive endurance tickling.” Read about it here.
Cam successfully defended a former Maxim magazine editor who was falsely accused of leaking a story to the New York Post. Read about the dispute here.
Cam provided pre-publication review and advice for the National Enquirer’s exposé of Charlie Sheen’s HIV status. Read an article about it here.
Cam represented a retailer accused of selling obscene T-shirts in its store window displays, who challenged a proposed obscenity law on First Amendment grounds. Read an article about the dispute here.
Cam successfully defended 3Ball Entertainment and Viacom in a lawsuit arising from the hit television series, Bar Rescue. Plaintiff claimed he was falsely imprisoned, and forced to sign a release and participate in the program after producers threatened him and falsely promised to portray him in a favorable light. After the court tentatively granted defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion, plaintiff agreed to voluntarily dismiss his claims. Read the tentative decision here.
Cam and David Schulz successfully represented the producers of the hit television series, Dog The Bounty Hunter, in a lawsuit brought by a participant in the program who claimed he was promised “millions” by Dog for his involvement in approximately 40 episodes of the program. The court, however, disagreed. It dismissed plaintiff’s claims based on three written releases he had signed before participating in filming. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the district court’s decision. Read an article about the case here.
In a case of first impression, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a grant of summary judgment for News 12 Interactive, represented by Cam and his colleagues at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, and rejected plaintiff’s theory that true stories about her arrest for possession of drugs became false when the arrest record was expunged pursuant to Connecticut’s Criminal Records Erasure Statute. The court concluded that the statute could not be read to alter the historical fact of plaintiff’s arrest or require publishers to remove stories about the arrest from their websites. Read the decision here.
Cam was a host of the mobile journalism roundtable for the Digital Future Forum. For more information, click here.
Cam and Jay Brown, along with Kelli Sager, successfully represented the National Enquirer in a lawsuit brought by attorney Stephen Simoni who claimed he represented a class of consumers who were defrauded into purchasing the Enquirer based on misleading headlines about the whereabouts of Malaysian Flight 370. The court dismissed all of plaintiff’s claims under California’s “anti-SLAPP” statute. Read the decision here.
Cam successfully argued an anti-SLAPP motion in favor of Eyeworks USA, in a lawsuit arising out of the television program, Catch a Contractor. Plaintiffs, whose home was featured on the program, argued that Eyeworks, Viacom, and other named defendants violated various construction statutes and committed fraud during the renovation of their home. The court held, however, that defendants’ acts were “in furtherance of free speech rights” and protected under California’s “anti-SLAPP” statute, and dismissed plaintiffs’ claims. Read the decision here.
Cam and Dave Schulz successfully represented Cablevision and American Media in a lawsuit brought by the Meola family who claimed they were defamed when defendants incorrectly identified their house as the home of Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy, whose live-in trainer, Alexandru Hossu, had been arrested on child rape charges. Read more about the controversy here. Read the decision dismissing the case here.
Cam successfully argued an anti-SLAPP motion in favor of the National Enquirer, in a lawsuit brought by comedian Brando Murphy against the Enquirer, Eddie Murphy, Wendy Williams, and the law firm Lavely & Singer, arising from an article in the Enquirer that plaintiff claimed defamed him by allegedly calling him an “imposter” posing as Eddie Murphy’s son. Read about it here.
On behalf of the National Enquirer, Cam settled a lawsuit brought by David Bar Katz in which Katz alleged he was defamed by an article that falsely reported the nature of his relationship with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Read an article about the settlement here.
Defendants, represented by Cam and David Schulz, asked the court to reconsider its ruling denying their motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint in Michael Skakel v. Nancy Grace, et al., on the grounds that the court overlooked or misinterpreted controlling constitutional authority. Read commentary about it here.