Jayed Rahman of the Paterson Times is likely loving work these days, with the Paterson schools giving the paper — and the reporter — lots of imprudent statements to report on. In today’s installment, it sounds like the district’s superintendent is walking back a perceived threat to sue the paper for basically committing journalism.
After threatening to file a lawsuit against the Paterson Times for exposing a massive data breach in an unauthorized letter, superintendent Eileen Shafer backtracked on Friday afternoon stating she had no intentions to sue a reporter or a news organization.
“Neither the reporter nor his news organization was the potential target for any litigation by the District,” said Shafer. Her questionable threat to sue a reporter and a newspaper for “serious reputational harm” to the district for exposing the data breach that claimed 23,103 account passwords had been quickly condemned by multiple media law attorneys.
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