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The Turner Report: “Graves’ Law Firm Jumps Into Roe Lawsuit, Files Suit Against St. Charles Publication”

June 25th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

It appears top Republican operative and blogger Jeff Roe plans to play hardball in his defense against the libel suit filed against him March 29 by St. Charles County Commissioner Joe Brazil.

According to St. Charles County Circuit Court records on case.net, Roe, formerly the chief of staff to Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves, is represented by David Marcus (pictured) of the law firm Graves, Bartle and Marcus. The partners in that firm are Sam Graves’ brother, former U. S. Attorney Todd Graves, State Senator Matt Bartle, and Marcus, who has been a successful litigator for some of the top firms in Kansas City.

Roe’s answer to Brazil’s charges, filed Thursday, includes a countersuit against First Capital Publications and Photography, LLC, St. Charles, and First Capital News, LLC.

I haven’t seen the lawsuit documents, but a check of First Capitol News’ archives shows a March 17 post, titled “Professional Character Assassins Brought in for Election,” published four days before the Brazile lawsuit was filed. The post, written by Tony Brockmeyer, started with a subhead that read, “Out-of-Town Goon Squad Coming to St. Charles,” then began: Read more…

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