The lobbyist who contended that The New York Times libeled her by accusing her of an affair with Sen. John McCain has settled her suit against the newspaper.
No money changed hands, but attorneys for Vicki Iseman contend that she received “an unconditional retraction,” although the newspaper disputes that its “Note to Readers” goes quite that far.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly has a complete account of the settlement, along with links to the “retraction,” a joint statement by attorneys for The Times and Iseman, and a commentary by her attorneys, Washington and Lee University Law Dean Rod Smolla and
Richmond lawyer Coleman Allen, that The Times will publish tomorrow.
By Alan Cooper