Singing the Blues

Newsblues editor Mike James tells FTVLive that Matthew Zelkind, the former news director at Media General's WKRN in Nashville, has filed a notice of dismissal, ending his nearly $13 million defamation lawsuit against James.

James says that Zelkind is dismissing his lawsuit against him with prejudice, which means he dropped the case in such a way that prohibits him from ever filing it again.

A judge in Nashville refused a protective order to keep details of the case secret. A separate, temporary protective order, keeping secret the contents of Zelkind's personnel file, which had been obtained by NewsBlues legal counsel, was about to expire.