No. 2:00CV00086.

184 F.Supp.2d 498 (2001)

Stanley YOUNG, Plaintiff, v. NEW HAVEN ADVOCATE, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Big Stone Gap Division.

August 10, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert Stuart Collins, Adkins, Elkins & Hunnicutt, P.C., Robert Stuart Collins, Fleming & Collins, P.C., Norton, VA, for Plaintiff.

Frederick Wilson Chockley, Bruce W. Sanford, Robert D. Lystad, Baker & Hostetler, Washington, DC, Wade W. Massie, Penn, Stuart & Eskridge, Abingdon, VA, Stephanie S. Abrutyn, New York City, James N. L. Humphreys, Kingsport, TN, James Lucas Humphreys, Hunter, Smith & Davis, Kingsport, TN, Gregory D'Auria, Karla A. Turekian, Attorney General's Office, Hartford, CT, Daniel Robeert Bieger, Copeland, Molinary & Bieger, P.C., Abingdon, VA, Jay Ward Brown, Levine, Sullivan & Koch, L.L.P., Washington, DC, Alan Neigher, Byelas & Neigher, Westport, CT, for Defendants.


GLEN M. WILLIAMS, Senior District Judge.


The plaintiff, Stanley Young, the warden of Wallens Ridge State Prison, ("Wallens Ridge"), in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, initiated this action alleging defamation against the defendants, The New Haven Advocate and The Hartford Courant, along with an individual editor and columnist for each newspaper, based on diversity of citizenship.

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