Lawyer Prepares Libel Suit Against Maligners of Covington Students

After multiple media outlets misreported an incident in Washington last week involving students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, a lawyer who represents the students’ families said they may pursue a libel lawsuit against those who unfairly disparaged the students, especially those who didn’t retract their comments.

“Anyone who doesn’t correct and retract” libelous stories related to an encounter near the Lincoln Memorial would face a lawsuit, Los Angeles-based trial lawyer Robert Barnes told PJMedia. Corrections indicating that “a more complex picture has emerged” may not be enough, he said.