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Hearing Set in Appeal of Rolling Stone Defamation Verdict

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ROANOKE, Va. (WVIR) -

A hearing has been set in Rolling Stone Magazine's challenge of last month’s verdict in a federal defamation case.

A motion hearing has been set for February 9, 2017 at 9 a.m., in federal court in Roanoke.

Rolling Stone is asking a judge to overturn the jury's decision that the magazine, its publisher, and the author of the article defamed UVA administrator Nicole Eramo. The jury awarded Eramo $3 million.

Earlier this month a judge put the verdict on hold pending a hearing over the motion.  

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