21 June 2012

gannett/the monroe news star files article 971 motion in defamation suit

via: lincoln parish news online


The (Monroe) News Star, through its attorney William McNew of McNew, King, Mills, Burch & Landry, has filed a “special motion to strike” in the case Hakim v Gannett, a defamation lawsuit filed last April by Monroe businessman Eddie Hakim.

Hakim alleged that the News Star defamed him in news articles written about his testimony in the recent federal trial of former Monroe City Council members Arthur Gilmore and Robert “Red” Stevens. Hakim was the chief prosecution witness in that trial. ~ read more
post includes .pdf's of the motion and memo. worth a look.