a five-week trial and six hours of deliberation which ended August 18,
2000, a Florida state court jury unanimously determined that Fox
"acted intentionally and deliberately to falsify or distort the
plaintiffs' news reporting on BGH." In that decision, the
jury also found that Jane's threat to blow the whistle on Fox's
misconduct to the FCC was the sole reason for the termination... and the
jury awarded awarded $425,000 in damages which makes her eligible to
apply for reimbursement for all court costs, expenses and legal fees.
The whistle-blowing journalists, twice refused Fox offers of
big-money deals to keep quiet about what they knew, filed their landmark
lawsuit April 2, 1998 and survived three Fox efforts to have their case
summarily dismissed. It is the first time journalists have used a
whistleblower law to seek a legal remedy for being fired by for refusing
to distort the news.
The journalists happen to be
married to each other and this website, created by their friend and
former television news producer Jon Duffey, was posted on the day the
whistleblower suit was filed. It continues to provide details of
the suit and subsequent appeals, as well as recent developments
regarding rBGH and other genetically engineered foods.
the buttons to the right to learn more about this lawsuit and the
controversy surrounding milk and other genetically modified foods and
how they are being covered in the media, learn what you can do to help,
and even post your own thoughts on our Bulletin Board.
New developments in the journalistsí lawsuit and the latest
important news about BGH and GE foods and media coverage issues are
posted regularly. You are
invited to return often and click the blue box at the top of this page
to keep up to date with these important issues.