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Cuyahoga County Court rejects News 5 Cleveland’s defense of its defamatory report against Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins and Village council members

Yesterday afternoon, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kelly Ann Gallagher denied Defendants Scripps Media Inc., Cleveland Channel 5 News, and reporter Jonathan Walsh’s motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit filed by Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins and four Village council members over News 5’s report that falsely accused them of running a “widespread scam” by which they “charged people for calling the cops.”

Former Assistants sue Cuyahoga County Prosecutor for discrimination and defamation

Plaintiffs allege that they were targeted as scapegoats due to their age and disability in a fake scandal manufactured for political purposes

This morning, former Assistant Prosecutors Linda Herman and Laura Hoffman filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley and four of his current Assistants alleging defamation and discrimination under Ohio and federal law. The claims arise from the Prosecutor’s actions in going to the press, only a month after taking office, with a politically charged story claiming that 76 sexual-assault cases had been mishandled by the office’s juvenile division under the previous administration.