A Muslim-American radio host has received a court judgment in his favor in his federal lawsuit against a neo-Nazi website publisher because the defendant never responded to the Ohio case in court.
Dean Obeidallah accused The Daily Stormer’s publisher, Andrew Anglin, of falsely labeling him as the “mastermind” behind a deadly bombing at concert in England last year.
Cleveland.com reports neither Anglin nor any attorney for him responded, so the court entered a finding of default Tuesday. Obeidallah’s attorneys said they had tried unsuccessfully to reach or locate Anglin or his legal representative through emails, private investigators and notices in a Columbus-area legal publication.
Obeidallah didn’t request a specific amount of damages. In that situation, judges typically have a hearing to determine the amount.
No such hearing has been scheduled.