Last month, downtown developer Barry Shy sued two residents in his own SB Grand building, accusing the pair (who run the site Truedowntown.com, an "expose" site about Shy) of slander and libel. Now comes word that a judge has thrown out the suit, ruling that the defendants are protected under the First Amendment. Additionally, Shy must now pay all of the defendants' legal fees. Bad day for Barry. [Blogdowntown]
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