CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1999
Brian "Kato" Kaelin won a court skirmish with the National Examiner on Monday in his libel suit over a headline that read: "Cops Think Kato Did It. " U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian Jr. rejected the National Examiner's argument that the article could not be considered malicious--making the tabloid subject to possible punitive damages--because it was screened and approved by the publication's lawyer. "Simply because an attorney approves of it doesn't mean that actual malice doesn't exist," Tevrizian said.