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Two Utahns May Sue Talk Show Host Sean Hannity for Defamation

Two Utahns May Sue Talk Show Host Sean Hannity for Defamation

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Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio Two Utahns may sue talk show host Sean Hannity over defamation. Attorneys say it could go to court if the talk show host does not apologize to them.

It stems from comments Sean Hannity made on his radio and TV shows, but lawyers won't say what the comments were yet. Here's what the plaintiffs need to prove.

According to attorney James Magleby of the law firm of Magleby, Greenwood, "Somebody said something that was materially false about them and didn't use reasonable care when they did it. So, they either did it intentionally or they were just negligent."

He says the truth is an absolute defense. "If you say something that's true, you will not be held liable for it. The downside is you may have to go through a couple years of litigation to get there," Magleby explains.

Hannity was served with a request for retraction, correction and apology when he visited Salt Lake City for the debate with Mayor Rocky Anderson.

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