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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Supreme court rules for journalists
The Tennessee Supreme Court handed down a ruling Wednesday, that protects the right of journalists to report the news. The high court ruled that the fair report privilege, provided to journalists, cannot be defeated by alleged malice. The decision came in an appeal arising out of a defamation lawsuit. A Nashville news outlet broadcast news reports about a lawsuit that Nashville developer David Chase had filed in state court in which he claimed that certain members of Nashville law enforcement had plotted together to have him unjustly prosecuted. After the reports aired, the prosecutor in the case, sued the media outlet, claiming that he had been defamed. The station denied the claim, pointing to a legal doctrine called the fair report privilege. It allows any person or organization to report on official acts and proceedings and protects them from defamation claims so long as the reports of official acts and proceedings are fair and accurate. The Supreme Court explained that, so long as reports of official acts and proceedings are fair and accurate, the fair report privilege for the media applies.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory

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