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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Communications Law, Contracts and Election Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Is network news liable to a viewer/investor/voter if they entered into any contracts based on inaccurate media coverage?

Basically if CNN reported false information or shielded information from the public throughout the course of the election while voters selected candidates and investors selected stocks; would CNN be liable? Could they still be liable for misleading the public in the first place or even election... View More

Glenn B. Manishin
Glenn B. Manishin
answered on Dec 20, 2016

No. Fraud requires an intention to defraud, knowingly false statements and a duty of care to the other party. Largely the same for securities law purposes. News media are supposed to be accurate but do not have a legal obligation to investors, voters or even viewers.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Contracts and Internet Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Hi, my husband hired someone a couple of years ago to help with developing a website and purchasing a domain name.

No contract was signed. He now wants the rights given to someone else to handle. This person renewed the website, has host responsibilities, removed three people as administrators to the website and is now deleting the new webmaster's work. This is hindering my husband's business. Can... View More

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Jun 13, 2016

Your husband may need to enlist the services of one of our fine attorneys to resolve the situation. Have him dig up the agreements, email, and other relevant information and contact any attorney he chooses.

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