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Judge Rules Radio Host May Recover Damages From Local Neo-Nazi Website Publisher

A federal judge has ruled a Muslim-American radio host may recover monetary damages from the publisher of a Worthington-based neo-Nazi website who falsely accused him of terrorism.

Dean Obeidallah is seeking more than 1 million dollars in damages against Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin, who hasn't responded to his libel lawsuit. Obeidallah says Anglin falsely labeled him the "mastermind" behind a deadly bombing at a concert in England. The judge scheduled a June 12 hearing in Columbus to determine the proper amount of damages and fees. Anglin also faces possible default judgments in separate lawsuits filed by two other targets of his site's online harassment campaigns.

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