Oregonian article, Dec 6 & 7, 2011: “‘Investigative blogger’ doesn’t get journalist’s protection, Portland judge rules,” by Jeff Manning, The Oregonian:
“A federal jury has ruled an “investigative blogger” defamed a central Oregon attorney in a case that raises questions about press protections and the nature of the press itself in the Internet age.
The jury found that Crystal Cox, a real estate agent and blogger from Eureka, Mont., defamed Kevin Padrick when she accused him of tax fraud, bribery and other crimes….” [Link to full Oregonian article.]
Case name/docket no.: Obsidian Finance Group, LLC and Kevin D. Padrick v. Crystal Cox, 3:2011cv00057