Burwash article by Mayor Winder not defamatory, judge told

‘Burwash’ article by Mayor Winder not defamatory, judge told

By Tom Harvey The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Aug 31, 2012 06:28PM MDT
An attorney for the publishing and broadcasting arm of the Mormon Church argued Friday it should be dismissed from a defamation lawsuit related to an article authored under a false name by the mayor of West Valley City. Jeff Hunt, an attorney for Deseret Digital Media, told a federal judge that the article under the name “Richard Burwash” — but really written by West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder — was based on court records and, therefore, did not defame a former executive with the municipal-ow...
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