Dominion v. Fox: Legal Insights, Defamation, and the Evolving Media Landscape



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April 26, 2023
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About the Program

This program will focus on the Dominion v. Fox case and the recent landmark settlement of $787.5 million. The program will examine the legal issues involved in the case, including the First Amendment protections for opinion, the requirements for proving defamation, and the impact of the case on media companies and the broader legal landscape.

Meet the Speakers
Karen Grant-Selma


Selma Law Group Former SVP, Head of Business & Legal Affairs at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network (Moderator)

Karen Grant-Selma is Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Grant-Selma also oversees OWN standards & practices, international sales, union administration, insurance, participations, rights management, and risk assessment.

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Douglas E. Mirell


Greenberg Glusker LLP Partner

Doug Mirell is a rarity: A powerhouse litigator in the entertainment field, and a lawyer who follows his conscience. 

Representing celebrities, entertainers, companies, guilds, media concerns, and others in litigation over the course of several decades—and counting—his imprint can be found on hundreds of important entertainment-related issues that were resolved in the courts or that required legislative action.

Specifically, Doug is a driving force in First Amendment and entertainment industry lawsuits; anti-SLAPP motions; copyright and trademark infringement actions; new and traditional media law issues; invasion of privacy and defamation claims; and publicity rights disputes. He is also a sought-after source for advice and commentary on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

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Catherine J. Ross


George Washington University Law School Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law

Professor Ross is Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. She specializes in constitutional law (with particular emphasis on the First Amendment) and family law. Professor Ross’ book A Right to Lie? Presidents, Other Liars, and the First Amendment (University of Pennsylvania Press) was published in November 2021 and has been featured at events at the Cato Institute, the National Constitution Center and other venues. Her last book, Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights (Harvard University Press, 2015) was named the Best Book on the First Amendment by Concurring Opinions’ First Amendment News; it also won the Critics’ Choice Book Award from the American Education Studies Association. Professor Ross is a co-author of Contemporary Family Law (West Academic), First Edition (2006) through the latest Fifth Edition (2019).

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Alexander Rufus-Isaacs


Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham LLP Partner

Alexander is an Oxford University graduate who began his career as a barrister in England in 1982. He moved to Los Angeles and was admitted to the California bar in 1988. He is a litigator with an emphasis on media, entertainment and business disputes. Many of his cases have international dimensions. He co-founded Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham in 2010. He is President-Elect of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, has been selected as a Super Lawyer for 2017-2022 by Southern California Super Lawyer Magazine, Lawyer of the Year for Copyright in 2023 in LA by Best Lawyers, and has been honored as a media litigator by numerous international law and business organizations

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