Thursday, June 2, 2011
Judge Rules In Favor of Beasley's K-Rock Case
According to a story by Steve Beardsley at naplesnews.com, Lee Circuit Judge Christine Greider entered a verdict in favor of Beasley Broadcasting Group Tuesday, precluding jury deliberation in the case. Beasley moved for the verdict on Friday, after the fourth day of trial and the conclusion of the plaintiff’s case.
Greider told attorneys that a lack of provable damages required her to find for Beasley before the company began its defense, scheduled for Tuesday.
Plaintiff Patti Davis, 50, Scott’s former girlfriend and the target of his on-air rants in 2005, showed little reaction at the announcement.
Davis sought compensatory damages for Scott’s on-air rants during a period in May 2005, after K-Rock rehired the troubled disc jockey on the heels of his release from drug rehabilitation.
Davis claimed Beasley was negligent in hiring and retaining the mercurial Scott, and she claimed his statements violated her right to privacy. Beasley has contended that it held Scott to strict policies.
The company fired him in March 2006 after the disc jockey stopped working with his doctors. Scott died in November of the same year. He was 46 years old.
Posted by Tom Benson at 5:52 AM