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Proviso Probe

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Elected official sues blogger for defamation

Press release:

Who? Emanuel “Chris” Welch, president of the District 209 (Proviso Township High Schools) school board, and his brother Billy “Bill” Welch, are suing Forest Park blogger, Carl Nyberg. The Welch brothers are both represented by James J. Roche & Associates, the firm that employs attorney E. Welch.

What? E. & B. Welch are suing Nyberg for defamation based on posts to his blog, Proviso Probe, and a letter sent to James J. Roche. The case numbers are 2005L009751 & 2005L009752.

When? Nyberg received word of the suit Saturday, September 17, 2005. The suits were included as enclosures to E. Welch’s response to Nyberg’s complaint about him to the Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission.

Where? The suits were filed at the Daley Center. The URL of Proviso Probe is http://provisoprobe.blogspot.com.

To contact James J. Roche & Associates, call (312) 335-0044.

To contact Carl Nyberg, call (773) 430-3538.


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