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Judge: Journalist Group can File Documents in RS Defamation Appeal

Posted: Updated: Dec 12, 2016 10:52 PM
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A group of journalists wants its voice heard on the final outcome of the Rolling Stone defamation trial.

Monday, a federal judge ruled the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press can file legal documents to help Rolling Stone attempt to overturn the jury's verdict.

Last month, a jury ruled Rolling Stone and others defamed University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo and awarded $3 million.

The media group has an issue with the jury's ruling that a Dec. 5 editor's note constituted a republication of the now-retracted article about a gang rape at UVA.

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