Notre Dame Catholic Newspaper Asks Court To Award $178,000 for Legal Costs after Victory

Posted by James Bopp, Jr. | Jan 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

CV NEWS FEED // Following their victory in court, student-run newspaper the Irish Rover has requested for the pro-abortion Notre Dame professor who filed a “frivolous” defamation lawsuit against them to pay $178,000 to cover their attorney fees.

In early January, the St. Joseph Superior Court in Indiana dismissed the lawsuit that Dr. Tamara Kay filed against student publication the Irish Roverafter months of legal proceedings. Kay filed the initial lawsuit in July of 2023, accusing the pro-life newspaper of defamation for publicizing Kay's public pro-abortion advocacy on campus. 

On January 26, “The Irish Rover, independent, non-profit, student publication ‘devoted to preserving the Catholic identity of Notre Dame' asked a court to force Dr. Tamara Kay… to pay $178,000 in legal fees for a frivolous defamation suit she brought against The Irish Rover and lost,” stated a January 29 email press release from the Irish Rover's legal representative, the Bopp Law Firm.  Continue reading article here.

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