West Virginia Federal Court Dispenses With Pharmacist's Defamation Case Against CBS
August 1, 2018
Reprinted with permission from MLRC MediaLawLetter, August 2018A federal judge in West Virginia has rejected a pharmacist's defamation claims arising out of two Peabody Award-winning CBS Evening News reports about the opioid epidemic. Granting CBS' motion for summary judgment, Judge Joseph R. Gordon noted that the plaintiff's pharmacy had "filled eye-popping quantities of pain prescriptions written by reckless doctors," and the court described CBS' reporting as "applaudable." Read More.
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