A hearing in St. Charles County Commissioner Joe Brazil's libel suit against political consultant Jeff Roe, originally scheduled for Monday, Dec. 21, has been canceled, according to online court records.
Brazil filed the initial libel suit against Roe in March 2007, as detailed in the March 30, 2007 Turner Report. Brazil took the action after Roe attacked him in two posts on "The Source" blog just before the August 2006 State Senate primary, which was won by Brazil's opponent, Scott Rupp.
The first attack, printed Aug. 1, 2006, accused Brazil of being drunk and partying loudly. On Aug. 4, Roe printed the post Brazil found the most egregious, which Roe removed from his blog months after the lawsuit was filed:
The details of the lawsuit are featured in the March 30, 2007, Turner Report.