Seth Rich's Parents' Suit Against Fox News Dismissed

As well as a related suit from a private investigator
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 2, 2018 2:59 PM CDT
Judge Rejects Suit Against Fox News From Seth Rich's Parents
In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, people pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

A New York judge has rejected a lawsuit brought against Fox News by the parents of a Democratic National Committee employee killed in 2016. The judge said Thursday he understood Seth Rich's parents might feel his death was exploited for political purposes. But he said the lawsuit lacked specific instances of wrongdoing necessary to proceed to trial, the AP reports. A lawyer says the parents are disappointed and will appeal. Joel and Mary Rich claimed Fox News turned Seth's death into a "political football" by claiming he had leaked DNC emails to Wikileaks during the presidential campaign. Rich was killed in what Washington police believe was a random robbery attempt. US District Judge George Daniels also dismissed a related suit by a private investigator. (More Seth Rich stories.)

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