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Newspaper Blogger May Have To Be Identified

Posted by wlpo on June 3, 2010

If you like to attack people on newspaper blogs, this may make you think twice about doing it.

The Third District Appellate Court in Ottawa ruled this week that the Ottawa Times should turn over information about a blogger that claimed Don and Janet Maxon were bribing city officials to support a controversial bed and breakfast that never even happened.  The Maxon’s want the information so they can sue the blogger for defamation.

Circuit Judge Eugene Daugherity dismissed the Maxon’s case in October of 2008.  The appellate court though ruled against Daugherity by a vote of 2-1.

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