Q&B Attorneys Featured in CT Law Tribune ArticleCT Law Tribune 10/22/19
Emily Feinstein and colleague Emily Stedman represented Sandy Hook parent Lenny Pozner, obtaining a $450,000 verdict against Sandy Hook hoaxer James Fetzer.
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“This was a narrowly tailored defamation case,” said Emily Feinstein. “The First Amendment gives the right to free speech, but it doesn’t give them the right to be free from responsibility for the effects of their speech.”
Among the alleged defamatory statements: three references in Fetzer’s book and one in a blog post about the death certificate of 6-year-old Noah Pozner.
“He kept on saying the death certificate was fake, forged or fabricated,” Feinstein said. “We hinged our case on that, and just needed to get the authentic copy of the death certificate.”
Since summary judgment was granted in June, the jury was only looking at how much to award Pozner.
“It’s incredibly validating that the jury gave significant damages,” said Feinstein.
This was the first verdict against these hoaxers.