Bloomberg Law
April 9, 2021, 5:23 PM

Bloom Firm Wants Full 9th Cir. Look at Steve Wynn’s Libel Suit

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Sexual harassment crusader Lisa Bloom asked the full Ninth Circuit to weigh in on ex-Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO Steve Wynn’s claims she and her law firm defamed him in a press release that accused Wynn of ordering female performers to present themselves in a more sexually appealing way for his personal gratification.

A three-judge panel’s March 25 ruling allowing Wynn to go forward with the suit created a new standard for assessing the “actual malice” needed to prove libel, the former TV personality and daughter of famed women’s rights advocate Gloria Allred said Thursday.

“The Panel’s decision appears to ...

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