Kansas Newspaper Publisher Sues Officials Over Violation of First Amendment Rights in Controversial Raid

Marion, Kansas – The publisher of a Kansas newspaper that was raided by police in August is now taking legal action against the officials involved, accusing them of violating the paper’s First Amendment rights and retaliating against it. The controversial raid on the Marion County Record’s newsroom and the home of its editor and publisher, Eric Meyer, sparked concerns from press and free-speech advocates nationwide. Meyer is claiming that the stress caused by the raid led to the sudden death of his mother, Joan, who co-owned the paper with him. Multiple Marion officials have since … Read more

Publisher of Marion County Record Sues City Officials for Constitutional Rights Violation in Raid, Seeking Over $4.5 Million in Damages

WICHITA, Kan. – A lawsuit has been filed by Eric Meyer, publisher and editor of the Marion County Record, against the City of Marion and various officials. Last August, the newspaper’s offices underwent a police raid where electronics were seized. Meyer claims this violated his constitutional rights and attributes the subsequent death of his mother to the stress caused by the raid. Meyer’s lawsuit targets the City of Marion, former mayor David Mayfield, then-Police Chief Gideon Cody, acting chief Zach Hudlin, the Marion County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Jeff Soyez, and detective Aaron Christner. Seeking … Read more

Prince Harry’s Lawyer Demands $2.5 Million from UK Publisher Over Phone Hacking Scandal

LONDON – Prince Harry’s legal team is seeking a hefty sum of $2.5 million from a British publisher as part of a phone hacking case. The lawyers have filed a claim against the UK publisher after a favorable outcome for Prince Harry in a recent legal battle against a British tabloid. Prince Harry’s lawyers are requesting this substantial amount in fees following their victory. The case centers around allegations of phone hacking, a breach of privacy that reportedly occurred during Prince Harry’s time in the UK. The legal action highlights Prince Harry’s ongoing efforts to … Read more

Prince Harry Drops Libel Lawsuit Against Daily Mail Publisher, Faces Hefty Legal Fees

LONDON – Prince Harry has decided to drop his libel lawsuit against the publisher of the Daily Mail, Associated Newspapers Limited, over an article that was published nearly two years ago. The decision came after a pretrial ruling hinted that he might not succeed in the case. As a result, Prince Harry will now have to pay the publisher’s substantial legal fees, amounting to around 250,000 pounds ($316,000). The Duke of Sussex’s attorneys informed London’s High Court of his decision on Friday. Although the reason for Prince Harry’s withdrawal from the lawsuit has not been … Read more