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Time Inc. Sued for Smearing of Fast and Furious Whistleblower

RHSimard Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 7:09 PM
Seventy-five thousand dollars? That's a pretty paltry sum to ask for given the depth of the harm done, not to mention what would be left after the landsharks get their way. Seventy-five million would be more the norm in cases like this. You don't expect to really get that, but you set the bar high.
Richard31 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 7:47 PM
I think that's just the minimum now to get it into Federal Court.

Just checked the complaint - that's correct, you have to claim "in excess of $75,000" in actual damages to make it Federal. That's actual - what he can prove it cost him in losses, or in attempts to deal with the libel.

Actually, the sky is the only limit... Depends on the case outcome, what judge, what jury, etc.
Richard31 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 7:41 PM
I think that's just the minimum now to get it into Federal Court.

POLITICO is reporting Fast and Furious whistleblower John Dodson is suing Time Inc. over an article titled "The Truth About Fast and Furious," published in Fortune Magazine and written by Katherine Eban, a former Clinton campaign staffer. Dodson alleges Eban libeled him in the story, where she painted him as unprofessional and as a bad employee.

The lawsuit comes in response to a Fortune magazine article published in June that asserted Dodson had complained about the gunwalking in part because it was his fault guns had been intercepted, and because of a longstanding personal grudge with the...