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October 26, 2012

Appeals Court drops lawsuit against Huntsville television stations



MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama appeals court has ruled against a man who claims he was defamed by two Huntsville television stations.

The Court of Civil Appeals issued a ruling Friday the replaced one originally issued in August. It affirmed the decision of a Madison County Court to dismiss the lawsuit by Namath Joe Jackson. He claimed WAAY and WAFF reported in 2010 that he was wanted by police in a shooting, but did not report when police determined he was no longer a suspect.

The appeals court said it dismissed the defamation claim because the original report that he was a suspect was true based on information available at the time. The court also ruled that nothing in Alabama law required the stations to do another report when Jackson wasn't a suspect.

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