[Ed. – Fox may have dodged a bullet on this one. Independent of the overall merits on this, the story was bound to be explosive, and it didn’t seem to have been exhaustively vetted in advance.]
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed in its entirety a case filed by the parents of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich against Fox News, one of the network’s reporters, and a Texas businessman.
Judge George B. Daniels of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York wrote in his opinion that he had granted Fox News’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit over the plaintiffs’ “failure to state a claim.” …
Joel and Mary Rich, who filed their lawsuit in March, had sought compensation for “mental anguish and emotional distress” caused by the publication of a baseless conspiracy theory regarding the 2016 unsolved murder of their son.