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Monday, July 24, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Ruling stands in favor of Clinton mayor, against newspaper

The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports today:

An Indiana Supreme Court decision Thursday means an appellate court’s ruling stands in a judgment in favor of the mayor of Clinton against the city’s newspaper.

The state’s high court decided not to review the case.

Mayor Ron Shepard had been awarded damages in 2004 in a lawsuit against defendant George B. “Sonny” Carey, owner and publisher of the Daily Clintonian.

A jury in Vermillion Circuit Court on Jan. 22, 2004, awarded Shepard $225,000 in compensatory damages and $10,000 in punitive damages.

Shepard sued the newspaper for maliciously publishing an advertisement on April 26, 2002, implying the mayor was a criminal who abused his office.

The transfer list for the week ending July 21st, posted here Friday, lists the decision, The Daily Clintonian, George B. Carey, and Concerned Citizens. It was a NFP deicison issued 10/28/05 by the Court of Appeals.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 24, 2006 07:40 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions