BOB SAGET’S FAMILY WINS LEGAL RULING ON AUTOPSY IMAGES
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A judge in Florida has agreed with Bob Saget’s family – and has barred the public release of photos, video or other records tied to the investigation of the comedian’s death. The judge says letting material from the medical examiner’s report become public could cause the family irreparable harm. Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters filed suit this week asking a judge to bar the release of records concerning Saget’s death. Coroner officials say the comedian died last month of brain trauma, likely caused by an unseen fall.
RACER DALE EARNHARDT DEATH LED TO RULING IN BOB SAGET’S DEATH
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The ruling in the Bob Saget autopsy case stems from a law passed two decades ago, after NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt died in a race crash. His family went to court to keep his autopsy records confidential – and Florida state law now says such information can stay private. Under the law, only surviving family members or a government agency directly involved in the matter can see them.
CNN LEAVES SOME QUESTIONS UNANSWERED IN INTERNAL PROBE
NEW YORK (AP) – News organizations often ask tough questions of public figures, like politicians. But they may not always provide answers when there are internal issues to probe. That’s what’s up with CNN, which is trying to get from under a scandal roiling the network the past few months. It began when anchor Chris Cuomo was found to have helped his brother, New York’s governor, fight sexual harassment claims. Those allegations forced Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign. Later, it was learned Chris Cuomo wasn’t straight with his bosses about how much help he gave his brother – and he was fired. After that, network chief Jeff Zucker was fired and a top lieutenant resigned over their personal relationship. WarnerMedia says a report on all of this is now done – but won’t be made public.
JUDGE: JURY AWARE OF RULING ON PALIN’S LIBEL SUIT BEFORE VERDICT
NEW YORK (AP) – The judge handling the Sarah Palin libel trial against The New York Times says some jurors knew the case was being tossed. But the judge says that the panel says that didn’t affect its decision against the former Alaska governor. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff notes in a written order that some jurors got news flashes on their phones about the decision to toss the suit no matter what the jury decided. The judge says he let the jury deliberate so there would a complete record in case of an appeal.