First Amendment counsel John J. Walsh was quoted in Insurancenewsnet.com on April 2, 2009. The article "Brokers' Choice of America And Tyrone Clark Sue NBC and GE on Dateline 'Tricks of the Trade' Program" detailed a lawsuit in which an April 13, 2008 program Dateline produced and aired used portions of wrongfully obtained hidden camera video of Mr. Clark in a context that defamed him and his company, BCA. Mr. Walsh commented "The complaint filed by Tyrone Clark and BCA, the company he founded and built, says to the producers of Dateline and the program's owners, NBC and GE: 'Once again you have gone too far in your quest for sensationalistic TV entertainment and the ratings that go with it.' This time, as the complaint alleges, Dateline aligned itself with a state investigation to obtain phony insurance agent credentials, invade my client's private property in distant state and position their favored secret weapon, the hidden camera." He went on to say "This is a classic case of defamation, compounded by the fact that in order to get the hidden camera video, defendants violated the plaintiffs' civil rights. We look forward to our day in Court and shedding light on the dark side of this TV magazine."
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