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Jury Finds Oregon Attorney Defamed by Blogger

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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 was in U.S. District Court of Oregon, Judge Hernandez.  You can find documents from the case courtesy of Justia and the Citizen Media Law Project (and I’m sure in other places).

Case name/docket no.: Obsidian Finance Group, LLC and Kevin D. Padrick v. Crystal Cox, 3:2011cv00057