Washington Post Pays $30,000 to Settle Libel Allegation by Judge

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http://www.law.com/jsp/pubarticleDC.jsp?id=1061487940038 Threatened with a libel suit, The Washington Post paid $30,000 to settle a complaint lodged by D.C. Superior Court Senior Judge Tim Murphy, according to the Legal Times. The settlement stems from a series of Post articles and editorials claiming that Murphy in April 2001 ignored the pleas for help from a man who collapsed and died in his courtroom. On Aug. 10, the Post published a lengthy correction and a letter to the editor written . . .

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