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NY Post Settles Boston Marathon Bombing Lawsuit

By    |   Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 10:23 PM

The New York Post has reached a settlement in a Boston Marathon bombing defamation suit.

The Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, which first reported the Sept. 26 settlement, said terms weren't disclosed.

The tabloid's front page on April 18, 2013, had a photo of Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine Zaimi standing near the marathon finish line, and carried the headline:  "Bag Men: Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon."

The pair were never linked to the investigation. 

Barhoum and Zaimi, who were spectators at the marathon, said the story damaged their reputations and caused emotional distress. The Post countered it didn't name the men, and never referred to them as suspects in the horrific April 15, 2013, attack that killed three and injured more than 260.

The front page photo was published at a time when authorities were trying to determine who was responsible for the attack. Later that day, the FBI released photos of two suspects in the bombing who were later identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, of Cambridge, Mass.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police the following day. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and is awaiting a trial in January. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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