Suit Against Fox News By Slain DNC Staffer's Family Revived

Law360, New York (September 13, 2019, 4:57 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday revived damages claims against Fox News brought by the parents of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich for the conservative news organization's retracted story implying Rich was murdered for leaking political email.

A three-judge panel found that Seth Rich's parents, Joel and Mary Rich, had plausibly pled claims including intentional infliction of emotional distress against Fox News, its reporter Malia Zimmerman and commentator Ed Butowsky.

The Riches "plausibly state claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress and tortious interference with a contract," the panel said in an opinion by U.S. Circuit Judge Guido Calabresi....

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