Georgia Supreme Court rules for The Atlanta-Journal-Constitution in Jewell libel case

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld a ruling in the Richard Jewell defamation suit against The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jewell’s survivors sought damages for stories the newspaper ran identifying Jewel as a suspect in the 1996 Olympic Games bombing, hurting his reputation.

The newspaper said they had reported correctly that Jewell was a only a suspect in an ongoing investigation and even questioned the police focus on him. -db

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 10, 2012, by Andria Simmons.

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