Ohio newspaper Toledo Blade agreed to dismiss with prejudice its federal lawsuit after the U.S. government agreed to pay a lump sum of $18,000.
The lawsuit was filed in April following a photographer and journalist for the newspaper being detained and restrained by armed military police, their cameras seized and photos deleted after snapping a few photos of a tank manufacturing plant.
“The Blade is pleased with this resolution of the crucial First Amendment issues at stake in this matter,” said Toledo Blade attorney Fritz Byers, though I can’t imagine why.
The government admitted no liability or fault and the sum it agreed to pay is “for all claims, attorney fees, and costs”.
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