(edited from News-Press.com) – A breach-of-contract lawsuit by former local anchor Matthew Dougherty against Fort Myers’ WINK-TV has been settled.
Susan Chana Lask, the lawyer representing Dougherty, said that the case was settled by voluntary dismissal. Court documents show both sides in the case agreed to the dismissal with prejudice.
The original suit, filed Aug. 13, 2015, alleged that WINK news fired Dougherty, 33, on July 27 because he would not destroy notes, video, photos and other information related to a story involving about 100 boxes of patient medical records, including credit card receipts, shot records, Social Security numbers and other detailed patient information found in an auctioned-off storage unit. Read the rest of this entry →