A defamation lawsuit filed by former Little Rock College Board member Melanie Fox in opposition to blogger Elizabeth Lyon-Ballay has been settled, an lawyer for Fox stated Monday.
Lyon-Ballay has apologized in her weblog, “Orchestrating Change,” and can pay $10,000 in damages to Fox for weblog posts about Fox that Lyon-Ballay now says had been “inaccurate, unfaithful, and unsubstantiated statements.”
John Tull, an lawyer for Fox, introduced the negotiated settlement Monday. The settlement averts plans for a multi-day trial that was scheduled for August 2023 by Pulaski Circuit Choose Mackie Pierce, who has presided within the case.
Tull had filed