Los Angeles principal Jeff McFarland was extensively quoted in an Insider article about recent high-profile defamation suits involving celebrities. He said that filing such cases in the first place involves inherent risk. "The problem with bringing a defamation case is that one defamatory comment that was in an online publication or got repeated once on a broadcast, then gets repeated tens of thousands of times as so and so is suing for defamation. People hear it enough that they associate it with being true." Read the article here.