Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Recuses Himself From Defamation Case

Mandell Menkes filed a motion to dismiss the defamation claim filed by former North Shore firefighter Aaron Marjala against Fox News and the “Kelly’s Court” segment host and panelist.  In its motion Mandell Menkes argues that statements in the segment, which described Marjala’s participation in marathons and an Ironman triathlon while collecting taxpayer funded duty disability benefits, are non-actionable opinion.  A new judge will hear and rule on that motion because Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Foley recused himself based on recent local Fox affiliate reporting about his son.  Read more here.