Thursday, August 01, 2019

SHOCK!!! STATE SEN. DENNING DEFAMATION FIGHT AGAINST KANSAS CITY STAR & STEVE ROSE COULD COST $90K!!!



A worthwhile snippet on the high price of FREE SPEECH and protections against pricey court battles for journalists, pundits and all manner of citizen media.

Also, here's where those donations to Kansas "Conservatives" might be going . . .

Checkit:

KCUR: Overland Park Sen. Denning May Have To Pay $90,000 After Losing Defamation Suit

Money line . . .

The Kansas Public Speech Protection Act, which is meant to discourage lawsuits that chill free speech, allows prevailing parties to recover their costs of litigation and “reasonable attorney fees.”

The Star’s attorney, Bernie Rhodes of the Lathop Gage law firm in Kansas City, told KCUR that his tab ran to about $40,000 — although Rhodes said Denning is contesting it, which could drive up his fees even more. And Rose’s attorney, Eric Weslander of Stevens & Brand in Lawrence, told KCUR his fees amounted to about $48,000.

“Sen. Denning should have quit while he was behind and dropped his claim against Steve Rose after the court’s ruling on July 2 granting the Star’s motion to strike,”

Developing . . .

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, well. I suppose he could do what a couple of deadbeat politicos did with their debts on a carwash and a coffee shop.

Anonymous said...

Ha, I love it. Sen. Jackass pay up you fucking dipshit.

Charlie Horse said...

Lawyers love to pad their bills for every staple and piece of paper touched. Lawyer walks across the street because he thinks he sees his client but was mistaken. $100 on the bill.

Anonymous said...

^^Yeah, that's how lawyers work. Solution is don't bring stupid fucking lawsuits and keep your nose clean unless you're willing to pay up.