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Judge in Herald case asks early retirement

Patrick rejects claim of stress

Judge Ernest B. Murphy won a $2.01 million libel verdict against the Boston Herald. He says the case left him with posttraumatic stress disorder. Judge Ernest B. Murphy won a $2.01 million libel verdict against the Boston Herald. He says the case left him with posttraumatic stress disorder.
By Frank Phillips
Globe Staff / August 2, 2007

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Judge Ernest B. Murphy, the superior court jurist who won a $2.01 million libel verdict against the Boston Herald, is seeking to retire early with a lucrative disability pension based on his assertion that he is suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of the drawn-out legal battle and the newspaper stories that sparked it. (Full article: 962 words)

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