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Here are the latest updates 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.

Lisa Kim vs. Jennifer Solpietro: (Ongoing)

A motion for reconsideration was filed on July 7th. This motion was denied on July 22nd. Apparently the judge referenced the wrong tweet in the order back on July 6th. From what I understand that was reviewed…the motion to reconsider was denied…and the case moves forward. I understand that depositions will begin soon(ish).


Lisa Kim vs. Thomas Coale: (Dismissed / Appealed)

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An appeal was made on July 13th to the Court of Special Appeals.

A Motion / Petition – Attorney/Counsel Fees was made on July 21st.


Lisa Kim vs. Byron Macfarlane: (Dismissed / Appealed) 

An appeal was made on July 13th to the Court of Special Appeals.


You can look up the latest information on Maryland Case Search: https://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/casesearch/

You can view previous updates to this case here:  https://scotteblog.com/?s=defamation

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Scott E