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Judge rejects Panama Papers law firm’s libel case against Netflix over ‘The Laundromat’ | ICIJ

A federal judge in California rejected claims by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca’s founders that “The Laundromat,” Netflix’s star-studded movie based on the Panama Papers investigation, was defamatory.

U.S. District Court Judge Consuelo Marshall found that the movie was protected under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech. According to Marshall, movie-goers understand that the film is “fictionalized for dramatization” and not based on objective facts about the law firm and its founders, Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca.

The ruling issued last month, combined with a separate decision handed down on the same day, is the latest stumble in the pair’s case against the streaming giant.

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