Judge tosses most of Josh Duggar's lawsuit

Posted: October 14, 2017 at 1:07 a.m.
Updated: October 14, 2017 at 1:07 a.m.

Josh Duggar is shown in this 2014 file photo.

A federal judge dismissed nearly all Joshua Duggar's claims against Springdale and Washington County officials who released decade-old, redacted police investigative reports about Duggar molesting four of his sisters to a celebrity magazine that published the information.

Dismissal

Refers to a ruling by a judge the plaintiff’s lawsuit is thrown out. A dismissal is effective immediately on pronouncement by the judge and no further evidence, testimony or imploring will be heard. The judge has the power to dismiss a case at any point during the proceedings, before, during or after a trial if he is convinced the plaintiff has not and cannot prove his case. A dismissal may be made on the judge’s own choosing or as a result of a motion to dismiss filed by the defendant. In addition, a plaintiff may dismiss all or part of his case before the trial if he desires.

Source: legaldictionary.net

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