National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.
Settlement Reached In Ohio Anonymous Bloggers Case
A settlement has been announced in an Ohio lawsuit that pitted a blog site against a high school student and his family seeking to learn the identities of people who posted about a rape investigation involving two high school football players.
The two players in Steubenville in eastern Ohio were charged in August with rape after a girl’s parents reported a sexual assault to police.
A student sued a blogger and anonymous blog posters after comments alleged he may have been involved in the incident but not charged.
Under a settlement announced Thursday, the student’s family dropped their lawsuit and attempt to learn the posters’ identities.
Scott Greenwood, an attorney representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, calls the settlement a win for free speech.