The last update in the “Defamation cases filed against a Howard County Podcaster, a Blogger, and an Elected Official” (Tom Coale, Jennifer Solpietro and Byron Macfarlane) filed by Lisa Kim was that case against Jennifer Solpietro continues; Cases against Tom Coale and Byron Macfarlane dismissed (update reported via Scott E’s Blog on July 6th). Since that article there have been new updates:
Case vs Jennifer Solpietro: Case Number: C-13-CV-21-000108
July 7th: Motion to reconsider
Case vs Tom Coale: Case Number: C-13-CV-21-000148
Case vs Byron Macfarlane: Case Number: C-13-CV-21-000109
July 13th: Notice of appeal to the Court of Special Appeals
You can look up the latest information on Maryland Case Search: https://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/casesearch/
So it appears that all three of these cases are still ongoing. As I see updates from various sources I will continue to do my best to update the readers here on the blog.