Monday, February 07, 2005

Jury clears Globe in lawyer libel case

In Cambridge, Mass., a Superior Court jury last week concluded that The Boston Globe did not libel Stoneham lawyer Stephen H. Columbus when it reported in 1999 that he used political connections to have a house built for him by vocational high school students, the Boston Globe reports.

The jury said Columbus had failed to prove that the front-page Sunday story about favoritism in house-building programs run by two vocational schools had made false statements about him, directly or by innuendo.

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