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KSTP ordered to pay $1 million to holistic healer in defamation suit

The Star Tribune reports the jury's reward could be the largest verdict ever in a defamation lawsuit. KSTP had reported that a holistic healer from Hudson had "de-prescribed" an anti-anxiety medication to a patient, who later told KSTP she tried to commit suicide as a result. The lawsuit says the patient's own doctor had taken her off the medication and that there was no record of a suicide attempt. An attorney says the TV station will likely appeal the verdict.
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The Star Tribune reports the jury's reward could be the largest verdict ever in a defamation lawsuit. KSTP had reported that a holistic healer from Hudson had "de-prescribed" an anti-anxiety medication to a patient, who later told KSTP she tried to commit suicide as a result. The lawsuit says the patient's own doctor had taken her off the medication and that there was no record of a suicide attempt. An attorney says the TV station will likely appeal the verdict.

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