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Afternoon Briefing: Defamation Lawsuit Related to Eric Ferguson Allegations Dismissed

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It’s the second time a federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit related to how it handled Hubbard Radio Chicago’s misconduct allegations against former star host Eric Ferguson.

Ferguson’s former assistant producer, Cynthia Denicolo, claimed the company defamed her last year, saying it found no evidence to support her claim that Ferguson engaged in illegal workplace conduct on WTMX-FM 101.9. was doing.

However, in a written opinion on November 28, the judge ruled that the statement was impracticable and not defamatory of DeNicolo. Another lawsuit she filed against Ferguson is still ongoing.

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