Lawyers Want Wrongful Death Lawsuit Dismissed

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Lawyers working on behalf of TV host Nancy Grace and television network CNN have stated that they want a wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed against the host and the television network to be dismissed. The lawsuit alleges that the TV host pushed the mother of a missing child to commit suicide as the result of questioning her aggressively.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the family of the mother, Melinda Duckett. However lawyers are stating that if the lawsuit is not dismissed it could seriously impact upon the future coverage of missing persons by journalists. The motion was filed in court late last week.

A lawyer working for the host and the television network stated: “The law does not permit people to recover money from reporters who ask routine questions while covering ongoing stories of national significance to the public.”

Melinda Duckett had refused to take a lie detector test and was vague with regards to her whereabouts when her son went missing. Because of this the TV host accused her of hiding something. On the day that the taped interview was due to be broadcast, the mother, aged twenty one, shot herself.

 

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