Last week, Paul filed an amicus brief in the Funk v. Scripps defamation lawsuit on behalf of thirteen national media entities and a national public interest group in the Tennessee Supreme Court. The brief challenges a limitation on the fair report privilege that permits defamation plaintiffs to overcome the privilege with a showing of express, or ill-will, malice as unconstitutional, against public policy, and illogical. He also advocated for a limited interpretation of an exception to Tennessee’s statutory
journalist’s privilege, Section 24-1-208(b) of the Tennessee Code Annotated.

Rick Sanders

Rick is the litigation half of Aaron & Sanders, PLLC; and, from 2012 to 2014, an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was teaching Copyright Law. Vandy also happens to be where he got his law degree in 2000. After graduation, he practiced at a major intellectual-property law firm in Silicon Valley for a few years. He returned to Nashville in 2004, where he worked for a large Nashville firm, practicing as much intellectual-property law as he could, but also a lot of commercial law. He left that firm in 2011 to start Aaron & Sanders with Tara Aaron, so he could practice intellectual-property law full time and work with start-ups and other non-institutional clients.