Media and Defamation

Technology and social media have upended the modern media and communications landscape, creating a perilous new world for individuals and businesses who fall victim to reckless practices that can cause lasting reputation damage.

Defamatory communications can spread exponentially and literally travel around the world in a flash. Those unfairly caught in the glare are protected by defamation laws, but it takes knowledgeable attorneys to effectively prosecute such cases and obtain justice for individuals and businesses for their damages.

Farrar & Ball has gained national exposure for its work on one of the highest-profile defamation cases in a generation. The firm currently represents parents of children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in litigation against controversial InfoWars radio host Alex Jones. The lawsuits seek to hold Mr. Jones accountable for his vile assertions that the Sandy Hook parents were lying about what happened to their children, as well as his claims that these parents conspired with the media to fake news coverage. A separate lawsuit is filed on behalf of a 24-year-old man who was wrongly accused by Jones as being the gunman in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The Farrar & Ball team has aggressively prosecuted these cases and obtained key rulings. More information about these cases can be found at

The attorneys at Farrar & Ball have extensive experience in these matters, and can help you navigate your defamation claim. Contact us for more information on how we can help you.

Video & Visuals

Tire Demo without Nylon Wedge

This video animation demonstrates how steel belts inside a tire without a nylon wedge can generate dangerous amounts of friction. Learn More

Michelin Tire Recommendations

Corporate tire industry video documents safety concerns when two new tires are mounted on back of vehicle. Learn More

Tire Demo with Belt Wedge

This demonstrative evidence video animation is used to show jurors the components of a tire and illustrates how tires without “belt wedges” can generate dangerous friction between the steel belts. Learn More

Modern Tire Diagram

This demonstrative evidence image shows a cross section of a modern tire with liners, belts, nylon overlay and undertread. Learn More

Replacing Tires Guidelines

Corporate tire industry video explains safety and performance issues when only two tires are replaced on a vehicle, and how vehicle handling is affected by placement of tires. Learn More

Tread Separation Test

Video created by Carr Engineering Inc. to document a tread separation test with a Ford Explorer. Test shows that even an expert driver with knowledge that a tread separation event is imminent still cannot maintain control of the vehicle. Learn More

Tire Demo with Nylon Over Wrap

A video animation used as demonstrative evidence to illustrate for jurors the components of a tire, including belts, liners and tread base. This animation demonstrates how two belt liners rubbing together can create friction that leads to tire failure. Learn More

Ford Explorer Crash Testing

Short video documenting an SUV on a test track flipping and rolling, then crashing into a guard rail. Learn More

Nylon Safety Strips

Demonstrative evidence illustration used to explain to jurors the components of a tire designed with nylon safety strips in addition to steel belts. Learn More

Nylon Safety Belt

Side-by-side demonstrative evidence used to explain to jurors the differences between a cap ply tire with a nylon safety belt compared to a traditional steel-belted tire. Learn More

Mercury Mountaineer Tire Testing

Demonstrative evidence showing three different camera angles of a 2001 Mercury Moutaineer performing a controlled maneuver with a defective tire. Learn More

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