I’ll create a round-up of stories about the Jerry Moore v. John Hoff (Johnny Northside) trial’s conclusion below.
Sheila Regan at TC Daily Planet: “Jury says Hoff didn’t lie, but has to pay anyway“. Sheila also has a piece after da2 of the trial titled “Who’s lying? Moore vs. Hoff, Day 2. Now we know that the jury agreed with Hoff’s truth.
Abby Simons at the StarTribune: Jury: Blogger Johnny Northside must pay $60,000 to fired community leader
Bob Collins at MPR: Sometimes the truth doesn’t set you free
Terry Yzaguirre at the Minneapolis Mirror: Jerry Moore awarded $60,000
Eric Zaetsch Developers are Crabgrass: “Johnny Northside trial. Reported a half-hour ago, Plaintiff Jerry Moore was awarded $60,000”
Noodleman at Secrets of the City: “The verdict is in: Johnny Northside must pay damages”
UCLA Law School professor, Eugene Volokh, at The Volokh Conspiracy: “$60,000 Damages for Blogging the Truth About Someone, Intending to Get The Person Fired”
Kevin Giles has a column in the Star Tribune that references the case. “In social media, why let the facts get in the way?” Giles’ column is rather weak, since it suggests that Hoff lied about Moore, which is not what the jury decided in the case.
Mike Masnick at Techdirt: “Dangerous Free Speech Ruling: Blogger Has To Pay In Libel Case… Despite Telling The Truth”
Mitch Berg at ShotInTheDark.com: “Boundary Issues”
John Hoff at The Adventures of Johnny Northside: “Damn Right We’re Appealing–All The Way To The U.S. Supreme Court If Necessary! Stay Tuned…”
David Brauer at MinnPost: “Johnny Northside: ‘Damn right we’re appealing’ $60,000 judgment”
Rosie Gray at the Village Voice: “Blogger Fined $60,000 For Telling The Truth”
Wonkette riffed on the Village Voice: “Vile Blogger Fined $60,000 For Spreading Malicious Facts”
Slashdot picked up on the story, with 310 comments so far: “Blogger Fined $60K For Telling the Truth”
John Egan at the Technorati Blog: “Maine, Minnesota Cases Test Free-Speech Limits of Bloggers”
John Cole at Ballon Juice: Um, “You Can’t Handle the Truth?”
Phil Villarreal at The Consumerist: “Blogger Must Pay $60K To University Employee Fired Because Of Post”
American Bar Association Journal: “Firestorm re $60K Award Against Blogger, Despite Lack of Defamation, May Be Focusing On Wrong Issue”
Anna Berend of the Motherly Law Blog at BlogHer: “Social Media Faux Pas: Defamation Lawsuits”
Benjamin R. Skjold and Carl F. Engstrom at Skjold-Barthel Business Attorneys: “Free Speech Threat or Misled Jury? Verdict Against Blogger “Johnny Northside” Likely the Result of a Flawed Special Verdict Form”
Brett Clark at JDs Rising on MinnLawyer.com: “Is the Special Verdict Form to blame for the Johnny Northside verdict?”
And a sampling from the Twittersphere:
If you see more pop up, let me know and I’ll add them here.