NC5 Asks Judge To Dismiss DA's Lawsuit

Posted at 12:37 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 21:57:45-04

Attorneys for NewsChannel 5 have asked a judge to dismiss a $200 million libel lawsuit filed by Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk.

That lawsuit stems from reports by NewsChannel 5 Investigates about allegations that had been made in a civil lawsuit filed by Nashville developer David Chase.


NewsChannel 5's  motion argues that those stories were "constitutionally protected speech" and "a fair and accurate report of the allegations made in another lawsuit."

You can read the motion to dismiss and the accompanying memorandum here.

You can read Funk's lawsuit here.

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