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July. 2007

Todd & Weld Negotiates Settlement in Claim against Radio Station to Include Rare On-Air Apology

Todd & Weld LLP represented District Judge Peter F. Doyle, retired Judge David T. Doyle and Essex County Deputy First Assistant District Attorney Mary-Alice Doyle in their claims against John Dennis and Gerry Callahan, co-hosts of the “Dennis & Callahan” show which airs on WEEI radio.  As part of an otherwise confidential settlement agreement negotiated by Howard Cooper of Todd & Weld, John Dennis apologized over the airways for the accusations he and his partner had made.

As reported in Lawyers Weekly, “While demands for retractions and public apologies have been commonplace in libel cases for years, what makes this situation unusual is that WEEI actually complied.”  Howard Cooper concurs that it is an extraordinary event for radio talk-show hosts to agree to apologize on the air to three current or former public servants.

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