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Date: 02-21-2022

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Samantha Cherry v. Cox Health and Steve Edwards

Case Number: 2031-CC01024

Judge: Michael J. Cordonnier

Court: 31st Judicial Circuit Court, Greene County, Missouri

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Defendant's Attorney: Bryan Ormsby Wade, Giner Kay Gooch,

Description: Springfield, Missouri personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on a defamation, discrimination and breach of privacy.

Samantha Cherry alleged that the CEO of Cox Health, Steven Edwards, discriminated against her, defamed her and breached her privacy on Twitter.

While trying to schedule a virtual visit for her son, Cherry was instructed to use the promocode ‘COVID’. Cherry says she didn’t feel comfortable doing that. She made a Facebook post about it. In a tweet addressing free telehealth medicine for the uninsured, CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards used a screenshot of Cherry’s post without blurring her photo, name, and child’s name.

Plaintiff sought $5 million in damages.

Outcome: Defendants' verdict.

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