July 11, 2007
Updates on Judge's Libel Claim & Big Dig
A couple of regional updates perhaps of interest generally:
- Judge Ernest Murphy, who won $2 million in a libel claim against the Boston Herald (recently upheld by the SJC), has had ethics charges filed against him for allegedly trying to bully the Herald into paying more than $2 million. The letter making the demand for roughly $500,000 more than was awarded was made public two years ago in the Herald's filings seeking the award's reversal. The letters are available on the Herald's website.
- The NTSB has released its report (press release, synopsis, presentations, video of presentation (Real), Globe coverage). There's blame to spare; the major focus seems to be on the failure to properly anticipate and test the long-term efficacy of the epoxy in question, though there were certainly many other issues. The report has some criticism of the warnings given with the epoxy as well.
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