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‘Judge dismisses coal mogul’s defamation lawsuit against John Oliver’

The Hill:

A West Virginia judge dismissed a coal mogul’s defamation lawsuit this week against cable television host John Oliver and HBO.

In a decision dated Wednesday, West Virginia Judge Jeffrey Cramer accepted HBO’s argument that Bob Murray, CEO of coal mining giant Murray Energy Corp., failed to show that Oliver had defamed him according to the law.

With the return of Last Week Tonight last weekend, I actually was wondering what the status of this lawsuit was.

Frankly, I was concerned that this was going to spiral into something much bigger, where the rich assholes of the world get to dictate what humor is made at their expense.

Thankfully for us, judges like Jeffrey Cramer understand comedy.