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October 2021

Baltimore Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Public Official Media Defamation Trial

By Chad R. Bowman, Maxwell S. Mishkin, and Emmy Parsons
A Baltimore jury returned a defense verdict at the end of a two-week, in-person trial against Sinclair Broadcast Group and its investigative reporter Chris Papst, in a media defamation and false light invasion of privacy case over a series of broadcast news reports.