Gunster Shareholder Tom Julin was quoted in a recent Miami Herald article discussing proposed legislation that benefits those who wish to file defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuits against media companies. If passed, it could put some media companies out of business and others faced with reporting limits due to the costly and time-consuming nature of the lawsuits.

“I see this as a deliberate effort to punish media organizations that have been critical of the governor and the Republican Legislature,” Julin explains. “It’s doing that by stripping away protections that were seen as essential for those organizations to remain strong.”

Gunster Attorney Thomas R. Julin

Tom Julin has litigated free speech issues of almost every type in Florida and around the country. He is dedicated to advocating the First Amendment rights of businesses. Tom’s experience includes the defense of libel, slander and privacy invasion claims. He also has used the federal civil rights act to attack government regulations of speech, and sunshine, public records and Freedom of Information laws to extract information from government agencies. He has used the First Amendment, the Communications Decency Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other laws to protect publishers from damage claims of all types.


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