Blogger must pay $60,000 in damages

A Minnesota county court has found that a post written on the “Adventures of Johnny Northside” blog led to community official Jerry Moore being fired from the University of Minnesota. Blogger John Hoff must pay Moore $60,000 in damages, which comprises $35,000 for loss of wages and $25,000 for emotional distress. The blog post, which Moore said was untrue, linked him to a high-profile mortgage fraud. Hoff maintains the truth of his allegations.