After four days of testimony, a jury found Edward Rapp guilty of libel. Brunswick County Judge Ola Lewis was awarded $105,000.
For the second time in two years a jury will be asked tomorrow to distinguish between first amendment rights and libel in a case involving a Brunswick County judge.
It was a Facebook post meant to be viewed by friends. But Edward Rapp's comments about Judge Ola Lewis turned into a libel suit after it ended up on an internet blog. Now the lawsuit is back in court.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals says a citizen's blog post two years ago defamed a Brunswick County judge, while another post did not.