Defamation Complaint Filed By Ironman Collecting Duty Disability Benefits Dismissed

Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge Jeffrey Conen granted Mandell Menkes’  motion to dismiss a defamation claim filed by ex-firefighter and Ironman triathlete Aaron Marjala against Fox News and the “Kelly’s Court” segment host and panelist.  The Court found that statements in the segment—which criticized Marjala’s decision to collect publicly funded benefits despite suffering only a “minor injury”—were non-actionable because they were either true or pure opinion. READ MORE