Court will not hear appeal of businessmen’s defamation case
Published: March 1,2013
JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court have declined to hear an appeal from two businessmen who said they were defamed by a Gulf Coast television station.
Gerald “Heath” Hudson of Moss Point and his father, Arthur “Gerald” Hudson of Lucedale, sued WLOX-TV in 2006 in Harrison County Circuit Court.
A Harrison County jury in 2009 ruled for WLOX-TV in Biloxi. The state Court of Appeals upheld the ruling last May.
The Hudsons, co-owners of H&H Construction Co., had claimed their reputations were damaged by a news story aired on June 21, 2006, and in a follow-up on June 26, 2006. The news stories involved a dispute between the Hudsons and a property owner who had hired the Hudsons to build his home in 2005.
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