Ann Rule http://www.kplu.org en Judge Tosses Out Author Ann Rule's Lawsuit Against Seattle Weekly http://www.kplu.org/post/judge-tosses-out-author-ann-rules-lawsuit-against-seattle-weekly <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A judge has thrown out true-crime author Ann Rule's defamation lawsuit against a weekly Seattle newspaper.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Rule sued the Seattle Weekly and freelance author Rick Swart over a piece published in 2011 that accused her of "sloppy storytelling" and criticized her book about an Oregon woman who killed her husband.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:16:45 +0000 Gene Johnson 14148 at http://www.kplu.org Author Ann Rule Sues Seattle Weekly for Defamation http://www.kplu.org/post/author-ann-rule-sues-seattle-weekly-defamation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">True-crime author Ann Rule is suing a weekly Seattle newspaper, claiming she was defamed by a 2011 article written by the </span>fiance<span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;"> of a convicted killer.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The lawsuit, filed in King County Superior Court, says freelance writer Rick Swart's story in the Seattle Weekly hurt Rule's reputation and book sales.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:08:22 +0000 The Associated Press 9412 at http://www.kplu.org