An appeals court in Minnesota has struck down a $60,ooo defamation award against blogger John Hoff (“Johnny Northside” on his blog). In doing so, the appeals court did what appeals courts are supposed to do – correct erroneous actions of trial courts.
Citizen Media Law Project’s blog has the full story and an analysis of the legal aspects: Justice Delayed But Not Denied – Appellate Court Overturns $60K Verdict Against Blogger for Posting “Not False” Information
Prior coverage on Blog Law Blog:
- Trial Court Upholds $60K Award Against Johnny Northside – September 13, 2011
- Johnny Northside Trial has Begun – March 9, 2011