Huff v. Nickolas

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Lawsuit

Date: 

03/08/2007

Status: 

Concluded

Location: 

Kentucky

Disposition: 

Material Removed
Settled (total)

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
Anthony and Sheri Huff, a Kentucky businessman and his wife, sued Mark Nickolas, a political blogger, for defamation after he implied in a blog post that they bought dismissal of an alleged felony indictment by contributing to the Kentucky Republican Party and... read full description
Parties

Party Issuing Legal Threat: 

Anthony Huff; Sheri Huff

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Mark Nickolas

Type of Party: 

Individual

Type of Party: 

Individual

Location of Party: 

  • Kentucky

Location of Party: 

  • Kentucky

Legal Counsel: 

Pro se
Description

Anthony and Sheri Huff, a Kentucky businessman and his wife, sued Mark Nickolas, a political blogger, for defamation after he implied in a blog post that they bought dismissal of an alleged felony indictment by contributing to the Kentucky Republican Party and Republican candidates.

No details on the lawsuit are available, but it appears that Nickolas removed the allegedly defamatory post, and that the suit is no longer pending.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Blog

Subject Area: 

  • Elections and Politics
  • Defamation
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • Kentucky

Source of Law: 

  • Kentucky

Court Name: 

Kentucky Circuit Court, Jefferson County

Court Type: 

State
CMLP Information (Private)

CMLP Notes: 

TO DO: further research required; get court documents

confirmed not pending (at least not listed in KY court's database of pending cases), but unable to locate any confirmation of that blog post's facts other than that these statements were made on the blog and subsequently removed; although blog post and MLRC refer to an article from the Louisville Courier-Journal, no article is available on their website or in their archives.