Media Attorneys

Jennings Strouss & Salmon provides a full range of services to the print and broadcast media. The media attorneys in the group have experience in pre-publication review of stories and advertisements, gaining access to public records and agencies, Open Meeting Law, and resisting closure of what should be open meetings, and addressing attempted prior restraints on publication and prompt filing of special action complaints when necessary

Our media attorneys have litigated media and constitutional matters, including preparation and trial of cases alleging defamation, invasion of privacy, interference with business relations, slander of title, and negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The Group's defensive philosophy is to leverage the expertise of our media attorneys to dispose of actions at the earliest possible moment. This is done by early motions to dismiss and summary judgment. The most common defenses utilized in these matters are truth, malice, fair comment, and demonstrating that the subject matter of which the complaint is made is non-defamatory.