A Seattle landlord failed to prove a high-school newspaper defamed him, an appeals court determined Monday, two years after the court decided the same article did not defame his brother.
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Seattle landlord failed to prove high school paper libeled him, appeals court rules
A Seattle landlord did not prove the Roosevelt High School student newspaper defamed him, a state appeals court ruled Monday.
Landlord appealing libel case involving Seattle high school paper
An attorney for a Seattle landlord who accused a high schoolnewspaper of libel and defamation has appealed the dismissal of his case,marking the next stage in a legal dispute with the city’s school district.
Seattle school not liable for student newspaper story about landlord
Publichigh schools are not liable for the content of student-run newspapers, aWashington state court judge ruled Friday, rejecting a Seattle landlord’s libellawsuit.
Sisley v. Seattle Public School District No. 1
High school journalist Emily Shugerman wrote an article about slumlords for the March 2009 edition of The Roosevelt News. The article described the Sisley brothers, two landlords who owned a large amount of property near Roosevelt High School, as having “been accused of racist renting policies.” Hugh Sisley, one of the Sisley brothers, considered this statement defamatory and brought a claim to court against Roosevelt High School’s school district, Seattle School District No.1.
Seattle landlord claims district published libelous news story
A Seattle couple has filed a libel lawsuitagainst the Seattle School District over a student newspaper story.