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Defamed Pa. Atty. Wins $1.5M Award Over 'Secret Fee' Stories

Law360, Philadelphia (October 3, 2016, 9:00 PM EDT) -- The chairman of Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco won a $1.5 million defamation award on Thursday over a story published by a suburban Philadelphia newspaper falsely reporting on allegations that he’d used his role as chairman of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority to earn secret legal fees for his firm.

The damages awarded against Journal Register East Inc., the owner of Main Line Media News, come on top of a settlement that Thomas “Buck” Riley Jr. inked with the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer over...
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