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Media Law Letter: Bernie Rhodes, Blaine Kimrey and Bryan Clark on Kansas Supreme Court Reversal of Jury Award in BTK Case

5/3/2010

Kansas Supreme Court Reverses Jury Award in BTK Case Truth a Defense to the Tort of Outrage 

In its recent opinion in Valadez v. Emmis Communications, et al., the Kansas Supreme Court set aside what was originally a $1.1 million jury verdict for a plaintiff who had brought claims for invasion of privacy, outrage, and defamation against a television station that had identified him as a suspected serial killer. 2010 WL 1728531, *1 (Kan. April 30, 2010). Read more ...