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Posted at 9:00 AM ET, 02/10/2011

Update: City Paper's legal defense fund raises over $18,000 in five days

By The Reliable Source

From the department of unforeseen consequences: Since Dan Snyder filed a libel suit against City Paper, the D.C. alt-weekly has raised over $18,000 from 500 readers for its legal defense fund. Editor Michael Schaffer told our colleague Paul Farhi the sum is "pretty puny by serious-litigation-cost standards" -- but "it's a sign of the bond between a free paper and its readers."

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That's about 6 hours of the time of a good litigation attorney.

This case will settle.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | February 10, 2011 3:04 PM | Report abuse

I am seeing the historic events in Egypt and wondering if Redskin fans could accomplish something similar and take back our football franchise from the hands of an evil dictator.

Posted by: mjoy | February 11, 2011 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Citypaper is owned by a NY hedge fund, can someone therefore explain why they need to ask for donations?

Seems like they r scamming there readers????

Posted by: barney5 | February 11, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Barney5. reports that City Paper has a good libel insurance policy. And it's owned by a billion dollar hedge fund. Where does it get the nerve to ask its readers to kick money into a legal defense fund? Is the readers' hard-earned cash gonna pay for a victory party for City Paper's investment banker owners? That would buy a lot of champagne, even the expensive kind they're probably used to

Posted by: verrylake | February 12, 2011 8:14 PM | Report abuse

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