Judge Tosses Libel Suit Based on Environmental Activists' Facebook Post

June 1, 2018

Reprinted with permission from MLRC MediaLawLetter June 2018

On June 20, 2018, a Colorado state court trial judge granted summary judgment to defendant Pete Kolbenschlag in a libel case filed against him by Texas oil and gas company (SG Interests, or "SGI") on grounds that Kolbenschlag's Facebook post—stating the company was "fined" for colluding with another company to rig bids on oil leases—was substantially true. Read More.

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