CNN settles Covington Catholic student’s lawsuit; sum undisclosed

CNN settles Covington Catholic student’s lawsuit; sum undisclosed

[Ed. – The motive to NOT settle would be pretty strong for a news organization, so this does seem to indicate CNN didn’t expect to prevail in court.]

CNN agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann.

The amount of the settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington, Kentucky.

Sandmann’s lawsuit sought $800 million from CNN, the Washington Post and NBC Universal.

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Trial dates are still not set for Sandmann’s lawsuit against NBC Universal and the Washington Post.

The Washington Post suit sought $250 million. A federal judge let a portion of the suit go forward after The Post filed a motion to dismiss it.

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