1,000,000 + Attorneys and Legal Staff - Legal employers hire more people on LawCrossing than any other site.
Defense Attorney for Accused 9/11 Terror Attack Leader Resigns
Defense Attorney for Accused 9/11 Terror Attack Leader Resigns
World City Bar Leaders Conference Coming to Philadelphia in September
World City Bar Leaders Conference Coming to Philadelphia in September
Marijuana Sellers Banned from Operating in Washington Town
Marijuana Sellers Banned from Operating in Washington Town
Legal Defense Funds of Suspended California Senators Receiving Donations
Legal Defense Funds of Suspended California Senators Receiving Donatio...
Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!
Job Listings

Fox News Hosts Sued by Owner of Drum Cafe

Greta Van Susteren and Bill O’Reilly have been sued by a business owner from New York for emotional distress and defamation. The owner of Drum Café, Aviva Nash, filed the lawsuit against the hosts from Fox News because the hosts accused Nash of stealing from taxpayers in the U.S.

Nash filed the lawsuit because of two segments that ran during the show ‘On The Record,’ hosted by Van Susteren, and ‘The O’Reilly Factor,’ hosted by O’Reilly. The two segments aired back in the month of July. The segments on the shows featured an investigation of an awards banquet for General Services Administration that cost over $250,000.

During the two shows, video clips were shown featuring drumming because the awards banquet featured drumsticks for the 4,000 people in attendance. This cost $21,000 for all of the drumsticks handed out to guests. Nash, in the lawsuit, alleges that video footage of her company was featured in the segments on the two shows. Neither Nash nor her company, Drum Café, was named in the footage. During their segments, O’Reilly and Susteren criticized the GSA because it used taxpayer money for the banquet.

What

 job title, keywords

Where

 city, state, zip



Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


Van Susteren issued a written statement about the lawsuit on Thursday. Van Susteren said that she has yet to be served papers and the network was not served either.

“If the lawyer and his client simply send a letter apologizing for filing the lawsuit and if they dismiss the lawsuit against me, I won’t Rule 11 their case,” Van Susteren wrote in a statement. She also offered a copy of the transcript from her show on July 19 with the segment highlighted to prove that it was not talking about Nash and her company.

“It is hard to figure out why [Nash] feels harmed having not been named or identified. We didn’t even know her. We had no reason to name her. This was not about her,” Van Susteren wrote.

Fox News Hosts Sued by Owner of Drum Cafe by

  • John Smith

    Drum Cafe always seeking ways to get into the press and limelight. They are so legal happy it’s not funny, it’s pathetic. I hope they waste thousands on this lawsuit.

Tagged: , , , ,

Posted by on August 10, 2012. Filed under Legal News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Medical Malpractice Defense Associate
USA-NY-White Plains

Our client is currently seeking a Defense Medical Malpractice Associate with the following: JD from an accredited law school Must be admitted to practice in the state of New York 2-...