Judge Dismisses Hosszu Lawsuit Against Swimming World And Casey Barrett


On Friday, August 12th, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona dismissed a defamation action filed by Hungarian Swimmer Katinka Hosszu against Swimming World’s parent company, Sports Publications Inc, and Casey Barrett.  Hosszu’s suit, filed in November 2015, alleged commentaries published by SPI and Barrett accused her of using performance enhancing drugs.  In its order, the court found that the May 2015 commentary that was the focus of her complaint was a non-actionable opinion protected by the First Amendment.

Read the court Order and Judgement.