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August 11, 2022

Wieland Presents on Depp/Heard Defamation Trial

Partner Jennifer Wieland presented on “Lessons Learned from the Depp v. Heard Defamation Trial” at the Kansas City Paralegal Association’s 2022 Annual Seminar on August 10. Highlights included learning about the doctrines of collateral estoppel, res judicata, and comity; the elements of defamation; hearsay examples from the trial; witness demeanor and the corresponding jury instructions; trial publicity and “TikTok’s Amber Heard hate machine“; and anticipated issues on appeal.