Supreme Court Hears Dispute in Reporter Libel Suit - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Oct 5, 2018

Tennessee Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments in a $200 million libel case brought against reporter Phil Williams by Nashville’s district attorney, the Tennessean reports. At issue was whether Williams must provide District Attorney Glenn Funk the notes, information and other documents gathered when reporting on the stories involving Funk in order to prove Williams acted with malice. Funk filed the libel case against Williams and the station’s parent company, Scripps Media, in February 2016, following two stories by Williams pertaining to a deal Funk struck with Nashville developer David Chase.