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Change of Venue Likely in WTVF Libel Suit

Judge Daniel Eisenstein‘s libel lawsuit against WTVF will likely be relocated to another area to avoid conflicting interests on both sides — Eisenstein’s professional circle and the station’s viewership.

The Tennessean reports today that the trial will be moved outside Davidson County, and possibly even outside of the middle Tennessee region entirely. One judge — Hamilton Gayden — has already stepped down from the case, citing personal ties to Eisenstein. Court officials believe similar issues will stop any Nashville judge from hearing the case.

Eisenstein (pictured above) is accusing the CBS affiliate in Nashville of making libelous statements about him over the past year in reports on Eisenstein’s involvement with a man who was performing psychological treatments on the mentally ill. WTVF filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit last week.

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