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  •  Please read the caselaw before posting (0+ / 0-)

    The FL Appeals Court opinion doesn't tell the same story that you're posting.  Wilson lost all of his claims at trial, and Akre lost all but one - that she was improperly terminated under FL whistle-blower law.
    The appeals court subsequently ruled that the FCC's "news distortion policy" is not a "law, rule, or regulation" as defined by Florida law, and therefore Ms. Akre did not have standing to sue.

    This case turns on a technicality, and the fact that Ms. Akre did not appeal to the Florida Supreme Court leads me to wonder if there's something else missing.

    Again, please read the original sources before posting inflammatory material.  If we don't, we're no better than the other side.

    -David

    •  The Jury Form (0+ / 0-)

      Here is the Verdict Form for Jane Akre from our trial of July-August 2000.

            "Do you find that the Plaintiff Jane Akre has proven, by the greater weight of the evidence,  that the Defendant, through its employees or agents, terminated her employment or took other retaliatory personnel action against her , because she threatened to disclose to the Federal Communications Commission under oath, in writing, the broadcast of a false, distorted, or slanted news report which she reasonably believed would violate the prohibition against intentional falsification or distortion of the news on television, if it were aired?

      "YES," the jurors checked.

      I love it when a plan comes together! ~The A Team

      by Zwoof on Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 10:26:32 AM PDT

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