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October 16, 2013

DA sues grand jury petition sponsors

Seeks financial damages for ‘heinous’ allegations

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CLAREMORE —

The latest suit accused the petition sponsors of “willful, wanton, heinous, grossly negligent, or reckless conduct for which they should be punished by an award to the plaintiffs … to render the consequences of their conduct an example to themselves and others.”
To make that point, it asked for more than $20,000 in actual damages on two counts of defamation, and punitive damages of at least $500,000 or, if not that, twice the amount of actual damages. DA Steidley and her assistants also asked the court to order the petition sponsors to pay for their outside attorney fees.
 

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