Cameron has litigated numerous cases in the state and federal courts in New York, Connecticut, California, Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, and across the country involving allegations of defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, and a variety of other claims arising from the gathering and publication of news and information.
Current cases include:
- Representing Radar Online and the National Enquirer in a lawsuit brought by Richard Simmons who claims he was defamed by articles in that reported he was transitioning to a woman named Fiona.
- Representing one of the largest news and information websites in a copyright case in the Southern District of New York, a defamation and invasion of privacy case in Alabama, a defamation case in the District of Connecticut, and a defamation case in Texas.
- Representing American Media in a defamation lawsuit brought by Charlie Sheen in California, and a copyright case brought by a news photographer in the Southern District of New York.
- Representing a major cable company in a defamation case in Connecticut.
- Representing ConsumerAffairs, a consumer review website, in a defamation and unfair competition case in Utah.
- Representing a well-known Chinese actress as a plaintiff in a defamation case in New York.
Resolved cases include:
- A lawsuit brought by Alexander Bradley, the former friend of NFL player, Aaron Hernandez, who claimed his privacy was invaded when a national news network published photos of injuries he suffered when Hernandez shot him. Read an article about the case.
- A lawsuit brought by a participant in the hit television series Dog the Bounty Hunter against the network and the producers of the series, who claimed he was owed “millions” for his appearances in the program. The court held that his claims were barred by releases he signed. The case was subsequently affirmed on appeal by the Second Circuit.
- A lawsuit brought by Bill Cosby who claimed the National Enquirer breached a 2006 settlement agreement when it reported recent allegations made against him by numerous women. Cosby eventually voluntarily dismissed the case. Read about the case here.
- A lawsuit brought by comedian Brando Murphy against the National Enquirer and other defendants, arising from reports that called plaintiff an “imposter” posing as Eddie Murphy’s son. The case was dismissed under California’s “anti-SLAPP” statute.
- A fraud case arising out of the television program, Catch a Contractor. Plaintiffs, whose home was featured on the program, argued that 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 dismissed the case.
- A lawsuit against a national cable company and media entity brought by a family who claimed they were defamed when defendants incorrectly identified their house as the home of the Putnam County District Attorney, whose live-in trainer had been arrested on child rape charges. Read more about the controversy here. Read the decision dismissing the case here.
- A lawsuit against a national news organization and the host of a nightly news program by Michael Skakel, who claimed he was defamed by a false report that his DNA was found at the scene of a murder for which he was ultimately convicted.
- A lawsuit brought by the man who found Philip Seymour Hoffman after he died of an overdose, who claimed he was defamed when the National Enquirer falsely reported the nature of his relationship with Katz. Read about the settlement here.
- In a case of first impression, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a grant of summary judgment 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.
- A lawsuit brought by an attorney who claimed he represented a class of consumers who were defrauded into purchasing the National 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.
- A lawsuit brought by a participant on a reality television program who claimed he was assaulted and battered while participating in the program, and then lied to by the show’s producers in order to induce him to continue participating.