Hidden Danger in Your
JURY VERDICT OVERTURNED
ON LEGAL TECHNICALITY
Welcome to the
online news source for anyone who drinks milk or consumes other dairy
products…and depends on the news media to report suspected health concerns
accurately and honestly.
Here you will find behind-the-scenes details about how a large share of
America’s milk supply has quietly become adulterated with the effects of a
synthetic hormone (bovine growth hormone, or BGH) secretly injected into
cows…and how pressure from the hormone maker Monsanto led Fox TV to fire two
of its award-winning reporters and sweep under the rug much of what they
discovered but were never allowed to broadcast.
After a five-week trial and six hours of deliberation which ended August 18, 2000, a Florida state court jury unanimously determined that Fox "acted intentionally and deliberately to falsify or distort the plaintiffs' news reporting on BGH." In that decision, the jury also found that Jane's threat to blow the whistle on Fox's misconduct to the FCC was the sole reason for the termination... and the jury awarded $425,000 in damages which makes her eligible to apply for reimbursement for all court costs, expenses and legal fees.
Fox appealed and prevailed February 14, 2003 when an appeals court issued
a ruling reversing the jury, accepting a defense argument that had been rejected
by three other judges on at least six separate occasions.
HERE for more details on latest ruling. CLICK
HERE to view how Fox13 reported the ruling.
The whistle-blowing journalists, twice refused Fox offers of big-money
deals to keep quiet about what they knew, filed their landmark lawsuit April 2,
1998 and survived three Fox efforts to have their case summarily dismissed.
It is the first time journalists have used a whistleblower law to seek a legal
remedy for being fired by for refusing to distort the news. Steve
and Jane are now considering an appeal to the Florida state Supreme Court.
Click the buttons to the right to learn more about this lawsuit and the
controversy surrounding milk and other genetically modified foods and how they
are being covered in the media, learn what you can do to help, and even post
your own thoughts on our Bulletin Board. New
developments in the journalists’ lawsuit and the latest important news about
BGH and GE foods and media coverage issues are posted regularly.
You are invited to return often and click the blue box at the top of this
page to keep up to date with these important issues.
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