Dr. Phil, the Kalpoe Brothers — news in the Natalee Holloway story

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A California appeals court has ruled in favor of talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw, in a defamation lawsuit over his coverage of the Natalee Holloway case.


The suit was filed about seven years ago by two Surinamese brothers who claim the television psychologist aired a segment on his show that depicted them as “guilty of committing criminal acts against Holloway.”


Judge Fred Woods, writing for a three-judge panel of the Second Appellate District on Dec. 17, cited a California statute in their ruling. The code, the judge wrote, requires parties seeking damages for defamation from news sources to first “demand a correction” or “[be] limited only to recovering special damages.”


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