NBC station sued by AEG over report


Anschutz Entertainment Group filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, charging NBC Universal, KNBC-TV and local news producer Frank Snepp with slander. AEG seeks unspecified monetary damages for "a series of inaccurate and alarmist 'news' broadcasts that purport to show unsafe conditions at Staples Center." The suit, filed by the Stroock & Stroock & Lavan law firm on behalf of AEG, says the TV station used "deceptively juxtaposed images" and special effects to convey the misimpression that the arena was a firetrap.